GFNY Chile racers to tackle infamous Muro de Tunquen
/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, the 3rd edition of GFNY Chile is expecting 1000 riders. Start and finish of the race will be at Viñedos Veramonte close to Casablanca just outside the capital Santiago de Chile.
The race offers a long, competitive route of 140 km and a non-competitive medium route of 80 km. Chile’s central valley with its beautiful vineyards is the heart of the course. The route crosses Casablanca and will take riders to the Pacific Ocean. From there, they have to tackle the Muro de Tunquen: a now world-famous 27% steep climb up to El Tunquen that went viral in 2018. The video of riders zig zagging up is still making the rounds. The race won’t be won there but can certainly be lost. And any finisher will have to get up El Tunquen, in the saddle or on foot, whatever it takes.
“I’ve raced all over the world but nothing compares to El Tunquen” says GFNY President Lidia Fluhme. “With GFNY Chile we have a race in this beautiful vineyard setting, just outside the amazing Santiago de Chile. And then there is this beast of a climb that costs 100% of your energy and concentration to get up. A few guys around me had to walk, most were zig zagging across the road. What a challenge!”
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