May 20th 2020
The ROUVY and GFNY Mexico collaboration will include the first virtual version of the GFNY Cozumel race course for professionals and amateurs to enjoy, train, race and experience what it’s like to ride on the paradise island of Cozumel, Mexico.
“We are very excited to be working with ROUVY the leader in realistic race simulation on the launch of GFNY’s first virtual race. We feel ROUVY will be able to give participants the most realistic feeling of racing the GFNY Cozumel course from homes around the world.” Said Shaun Gad, CEO and race organizer of GFNY Mexico. “The collaboration with Rouvy will include group rides, training programs and virtual races while letting everyone train on the GFNY Cozumel course whenever they have the time.”
“Our partnership with GFNY honors our mantra, ‘to take real courses, home.’ We are excited to partner with the entire GFNY community,” comments ROUVY CEO Petr Samek. “GFNY Cozumel is an international race with over 50 countries participating each year. This will be everyone’s chance to see what it’s like to ride and race in paradise and we’re sure this will bring together more riders from around the world”.
During 2020 and 2021 GFNY Mexico will host on the ROUVY platform a schedule of group rides, training rides and virtual races to challenge everyone as if they were racing at GFNY Cozumel. Overall podium winners of the virtual races will have a chance to win specialty medals and prizes from our sponsors. Age group winners will have the opportunity to win front corral positions at GFNY Mexico races while all finishers will receive their personalized finisher certificate and virtual finisher medals. Race participants will also have a chance to enter our raffle for an amazing list of prizes.
The racecourse will be the same as GFNY Cozumel but will be a shortened 80km (1 loop around the island of Cozumel) distance. To also add a more realistic flavor the course will contain full decorations including finish arches, sponsor banners and especially our Mazda lead vehicles and Ventum NS1 race bikes.
About Paradise Sports Management
Paradise Sports Management has been organizing GFNY Mexico cycling races for over seven years and has organized ten races to date. Shaun Gad and Miguel Gonzalez are the owners and co-founders of the company which started in 2014 with its first GFNY race in Cozumel, Mexico.
Paradise Sports Management is part of the GFNY racing calendar with two races: GFNY Cozumel and GFNY Monterrey. Both races have an international audience larger than any other cycling race in Mexico making both events the most international and influential cycling events in Mexico.
The seventh edition of GFNY Cozumel-Mexico takes place on November 8, 2020. It is the perfect end of season cycling race, attracting over 3000 riders. GFNY Monterrey takes place on March 7, 2021 and is the perfect spring-time season opening race. To learn more, visit www.gfnycozumel.com and www.gfnymonterrey.com or follow us @gfnycozumel and #gfnycozumel