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Vaujany

GFNY La 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.

Long Course

While racing GFNY La Vaujany long route, you will conquer Alpe d’Huez twice! After the descent from Vaujany, the 20km climb via Villard Reculas is one of the best kept secret climbs up to Alpe d’Huez. A moderate incline and breathtaking views higher up will make that first ascent a bliss.

After you reach Alpe d’Huez, you will climb an extra 150m to Col de Sarenne, which scratches the 2000-meter mark. Over the next 20km, you descend 1300m back down into the valley from where you get to tackle the classic climb up Alpe d’Huez: 12km of switchback bliss with an average of over 8%. 

The rest of the course traces back the initial 25km: first you descend back down through Villard Reculas, then the final challenge awaits with the climb back up to Vaujany. If you blew your reserves at L’Alpe d’Huez, you’re in trouble here. Be smart and leave something in the tank for that final 5km climb to Vaujany.

LONG COURSE IS A COMPETITION: Only the finishers of the 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 10% of finishers in each age group earn a spot in the Qualifier Corral at every GFNY World event.

Medium Course

GFNY La Vaujany medium route may only be 55km long but you still have to tackle over 2000m of climbing and conquer two major climbs: Alpe d’Huez and Vaujany. After the descent from Vaujany, the 20km climb via Villard Reculas is one of the best kept secret climbs up to Alpe d’Huez. A moderate incline and breathtaking views higher up will make that first ascent a bliss. From Alpe d’Huez, you descend back down through Villard Reculas, then take on the final challenge awaits with the climb back to Vaujany. 

MEDIUM COURSE IS NOT A COMPETITION: The riders of the 50 miles 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.

Perks included as part of GFNY La Vaujany

THE JERSEY: All riders receive the official GFNY La Vaujany race jersey, which is mandatory attire at the race. The jersey is designed in NYC and Made in Italy.

CHIP TIMING: GFNY La 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 will be available at gfny.cc/results.

FINISHER MEDAL: Every GFNY La Vaujany finisher receives a medal, no matter which distance they complete. All finishers also earn a “Finish” towards their 3x2020-2021 GFNY medal or the 10x medal. Go to gfny.com/medals for more information on GFNY’s multi-finisher medals.

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GFNY Coaching

Coaching.gfny.com is a platform to help you find your best GFNY performance through personalized training plans, performance analysis, online meetings and an extensive library of training content.
 
GFNY Coaching can help you prepare for all your GFNY World races. You can choose from one of three monthly plan options that provides you with a training plan by a GFNY coach to help you meet your goals in your next GFNY, whether the goal is #breaking10, #breaking6, or even #breaking4. All of our plans are customized for each athlete, and feedback and coach contact is always included. GFNY Coaching is available in English and Spanish.
 
No matter your goals or level of experience in cycling, whether you have a couple of months to tune-up, or half a year to change yourself completely as an athlete, you will be ready to hit that PB, get your highest placing ever, or just finish your first GFNY race.

GFNY Training Center

The GFNY Training Center section of coaching.gfny.com provides you content focused on training topics like nutrition, cadence, and power, as well as course guides to GFNY races around the World. This training and course strategy content is free of charge to every GFNY athlete.

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