Lombokin West Nusa Tenggarais set to host the international cycling marathon Gran Fondo New York (GFNY) Indonesia 2016.This would be the first time for Lombok to host one of the world's greatest cycling marathons.
Other countries hosting the marathon this year include the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, France, Germany and Italy. The peak of this event will take place in New York, the U.S., on 21 May 2017.
GFNY Indonesia will be held on 2 October 2016 and will have two courses available for enthusiastic cyclists: the competitive long distance course (180 km) and non-competitive short distance course (80 km). Both courses will start and end at Senggigi, Lombok’s famed tourist resort.
Cyclists will be able to spin their way across the breathtaking landscape Lombok has to offer. Unlike its bustling neighbour Bali, Lombok is a laid back tranquil island bordered with white sandy beaches and clear crystal waters. Senggigi is a resort area at the west coast of Lombok and the perfect base for participants to explore the island.
"I have extensive experience with organizing long distance cycling events in Indonesia," said GFNY Indonesia founder, Axel Moeller, who thinks that Lombok is the perfect place to hold the race. "With GFNY, we're now bringing competitive cycling to Lombok. The host town of Senggigi offers a series of sweeping bays, with light-sand beaches sitting below a backdrop of jungle-clad mountains and coconut palms. Riders can expect a typical GFNY event."
While only a few participants will aim to win the marathon, many will strive to reach among the top 10% finishers in their category to qualify for a racer corral spot at the GFNY Championship in NYC on21 May 2017.
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