ABOUT VAUJANY: GFNY Alpes Vaujany is hosted in the picturesque French Alps village of Vaujany. Enjoy scenic cycling on the most famous climbs in the world. Vaujany offers accommodation options at all budget levels, restaurants, and outdoor and family activities. Vaujany is extending a warm welcome to GFNY riders and wishes you a great race.
CHIP TIMING: GFNY Alpes Vaujany is a timed race. Each athlete has their own timing chip, which starts right after you cross the start line and stops when you cross the finish line. Timing results for all riders will be provided at the finish area on race day and online after the race.
THE COURSE: With 4000 meters of climbing over 115km, the GFNY Alpes Vaujany long route is a test of your legs, and your willpower. The race starts with a controlled descent from the mountain town of Vaujany. After the quick descent, the first challenge of the day begins: the 25-km climb up Col de la Croix de Fer, first through the forest, then past lac de Grand'Maison, then to its breath-taking top at 2,067 meters. After descending on the other side, and doing a small loop, you’ll climb the other side of Col de la Croix de Fer, with a different set of magnificent views and a slightly higher difficulty rating. After the descent off Croix de Fer, you will face the final challenge of the day: the climb back to Vaujany and your finish line celebration.
LONG COURSE IS A COMPETITION: Only the finishers of the 115km long course are eligible for category rankings and Overall and Podium awards. If you want to race and be ranked in your category, you must complete the long course. Top 20% of finishers in each age groups qualify for the Racer Corral at every GFNY World event.
MEDIUM COURSE IS NOT A COMPETITION: The riders of the 40km medium course will be provided their start-to-finish time, but will not be ranked by finish time. All finish times will be listed in alphabetical order.
THE JERSEY: all riders receive the official GFNY Alpes Vaujany race jersey, which is mandatory attire at the race. The jersey is designed in NYC and Made in Italy.
FINISHER MEDAL: Every GFNY Alpes Vaujany finisher receives a medal, no matter which distance they completed. All finishers also earn a “Finish” towards their 3x2020 GFNY medal or the 10x medal. Go to gfny.com/medals for more information on GFNY’s multi-finisher medals.
THE CAMP: In the week leading up to race day, you will have the chance to take on a number of famous climbs to prepare for the race and make the most out of your week in the Alps: Alpe d’Huez, Col de Galibier, Col du Sabot, Col d’Izoard and Col d’Ornon. All group rides are supported with cycling guides and a support van with basic tools, water and food. There will be van transfer from Vaujany for two group rides. On most days, you will have plenty of time to explore the sights off the bike as well.
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