Have your best race in 2022

Welcome to GFNY Coaching, your virtual performance center. You are in the right place to find quality coaching, information on preparing for GFNY events, and help with nutrition, training, and everything else related to cycling performance.

Because to Be a Pro For a Day, you need the fitness to match

Most GFNY riders aren’t pros. But if you want to make the most of your Be a Pro For a Day experience and enjoy GFNY to the fullest, fitness, nutrition and a pair of strong legs can help. And good coaching can help you get them.

Maybe your goal is to finish the Bear 50 at GFNY NYC. Maybe it’s to join the #Breaking5 club and smash your PB on the GFNY NYC 100 mile course. Or maybe it’s to fly up the Cols of GFNY Vaujany or crush the strade bianche of GFNY Italia.

No matter your goals or level of experience in cycling, with GFNY Coaching you get personalized training plans, advice, and guidance to focus on your goal event. Whether you have a couple of months to tune-up, or half a year to change yourself completely as a rider, you will be ready to hit that PB, get your highest placing ever, or just finish your first GFNY race.

Perks of GFNY Coaching

Choose your Coach

Jill Patterson

American Jill is the 2019 GFNY World Champion. As a USAC level 2 and power certified coach, Jill loves to share with her athletes her training process and everything she has learned and experienced first-hand over the years. 
 
If you are looking to be coached by a GFNY World Champion, Jill is your coach.
 
Jill began racing when she was living and working in Japan. She joined a Japanese women’s team and with them did races throughout Japan and also several UCI stage races (China, Thailand, US). After returning to the US in 2016, Jill discovered Gran Fondo and fell in love with the spirit and challenge of these longer races composed of mixed fields. She did her first GFNY New York in 2018, placed second, and with focused training she was able to accomplish her goal of placing first in 2019.

Antonio Oliveros

Whether you are a newbie rider and facing your first endurance event or have logged lots of miles but like to set your new PR, Antonio is here to help you get to the next level. 
 
If you are looking for a native Spanish speaker, Antonio is your coach.
 
Fluent in Spanish and English, Antonio from Mexico is a passionate and curious athlete and coach, enjoying everything sports has given to him. He is eager to share his experience with you. 

Ben Braem

Ben from Belgium has been an endurance sports coach for 20 years. 
 
If you are looking to combine cycling and running a marathon, Ben is your coach.
 
Ben coaches athletes for cycling, marathon and triathlon. He speaks English, French and Dutch.

Vito Valentini

No one has guided more riders across GFNY finish lines than Vito. Few know GFNY NYC as well as he does. 
 
If you are looking to finish your first GFNY or upgrade to the long distance, Vito is your coach.
 
Vito is a longtime GFNY competitor. His purpose in life is teaching in general and the intricacies of cycling in particular. 

Mauricio Rodriguez Estrada

Whether you are starting or already have a competitive level, Mauricio can help you reach your GFNY Cycling or Running goals.

If you look for a Spanish or English speaker focused on number analysis, planning and personalized monitoring, Mauricio is your coach. 

Mauricio has 10 years of experience in triathlon and cycling. He’s a USA Cycling and USA Triathlon Certified Coach. 

Alberto Covarrubias

Alberto is a former pro cyclist turned full-time coach. Whether you are a beginner or an elite, Alberto can help you develop your abilities and become the best version of yourself.

If you look for a Spanish or English speaker who is very passionated about cycling and learning the newest training methods, Alberto is your coach.

Resources

  • Ready to surpass your goals and arrive to race day with your best form ever? Click here to learn more about GFNY Coaching and find the plan that works for you. 
  • Interested in learning more about training or nutrition? Check out our Training Guide page, where you can learn about important topics that will help you grow as a cyclist. 
  • We've also got training content in audio format! Check out the Training Center Podcast, where each week we release a few episodes discussing training, nutrition, and other aspects of performance. 
  • Want to know more about the terrain and challenges of an upcoming GFNY race? Need some tips on strategy? Check out our Course Guide page, where you can learn about GFNY race courses and prepare your strategy for race day. 

News

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Inside the Peloton - Clare Atkinson

06 Jun 2022

Clare Atkinson Overcoming is the short version of Clare Atkinson’s journey to GFNY. Reaching back to 2007, Clare’s struggles with thyroid cancer came up as an email message as she was boarding a plane to

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Inside the Peloton - Frank Villavicencio

30 May 2022

Frank Villavicencio – Tenafly NJ Frank Villavicencio spent the weeks leading up to the third Sunday in May ramping up for his first GFNY on May 15. A first in cycling, but not a first

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GFNY Villard de Lans Parcours Guide

22 Apr 2022

GFNY Villard de Lans Villard de Lans est situé dans le département de l’Isère, dans la région Auvergne-Rhônes-Alpes. Située au cœur du massif du Vercors, la ville est le point de rendez-vous idéal des skieurs

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GFNY Villard de Lans Parcours Guide

22 Apr 2022

GFNY Villard de Lans Villard de Lans est situé dans le département de l’Isère, dans la région Auvergne-Rhônes-Alpes. Située au cœur du massif du Vercors, la ville est le point de rendez-vous idéal des skieurs

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GFNY Villard de Lans Course Guide

22 Apr 2022

GFNY Villard de Lans Villard de Lans is located in the Isère Department of the Auvergne-Rhônes-Alpes Region In the Southeast of France. The town is situated in the Vercors Massif which makes it a center

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What is GFNY

05 Apr 2022

New to GFNY Welcome! Thank you for your interest in GFNY! We’re happy that you’re here. If you are reading this page, you’re probably thinking: What do I do next? It takes 3 steps

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LatAm

Join us at GFNY Puerto Rico

01 Apr 2022

Join us at GFNY Puerto Rico on October 9, 2022 The Course GFNY Puerto Rico starts from the El Conquistador Resort. The race will go on fast and mostly flat roads,

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How We Choose Your GFNY Jersey

30 Mar 2022

GFNY®: QUALITY APPAREL We use GFNY Apparel in all our own cycling because like you, we want to ride in clothing that not only looks good, but also performs. We personally developed each item

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The 2022 GFNY NYC Jersey

26 Mar 2022

You will wear this jersey at the 10th edition of GFNY World Championship NYC on May 15, 2022. To commemorate the special occasion of celebrating the 10th edition, GFNY’s design team obsessed about green,

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LatAm

Join us at GFNY Marathon Quito

18 Mar 2022

Join GFNY Marathon Quito on October 9, 2022 The Course The race starts at Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, at 2800 meters above sea level. It opens up with a flat segment of

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GFNY Punta del Este Course Guide

15 Mar 2022

GFNY Punta del Este Punta del Este is located at the Atlantic Coast in the Maldonado Department of Southeastern Uruguay. Starting as a small town, Punta del Este became internationally known as a premiere seaside

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Guía del Recorrido de GFNY Punta del Este

15 Mar 2022

GFNY Punta del Este Punta del Este se ubica en la Costa Atlántica de Uruguay, en el departamento de Maldonado. Comenzó como una pequeña ciudad y se hizo conocida internacionalmente como un balneario exclusivo. Punta

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Guía del Recorrido de GFNY Perú

15 Mar 2022

GFNY Perú GFNY Perú es uno de los desafíos más interesantes de la serie GFNY World: El primer reto a superar es la gran altura sobre el nivel del mar, un inicio de carrera con

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GFNY Peru Course Guide

15 Mar 2022

GFNY Peru GFNY Peru is one of the most interesting challenges of the GFNY World series: high altitude, climbing, fast flat sections, and a downhill finish that is sure to put a smile on your

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Guía del Recorrido de GFNY Cannes

15 Mar 2022

GFNY Cannes La ciudad de Cannes está ubicada en la riviera francesa y forma parte del departamento Alpes Marítimos en la región Provence-Alpes- Côte d’Azur, en el sureste de Francia. En Cannes se celebra anualmente

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GFNY Cannes Parcours Guide

15 Mar 2022

GFNY Cannes (French) Cannes est située sur la Riviera Française, en Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, dans le département des Alpes Maritimes. Elle est connue pour son célèbre Festival du Film qui a lieu chaque année au Palais

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GFNY Cannes Course Guide

15 Mar 2022

GFNY Cannes The city of Cannes is located on the French Riviera, and is part of the Alpes-Maritimes Department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region in the Southeast of France. Cannes is host city of the

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Guía del Recorrido de GFNY República Dominicana

15 Mar 2022

GFNY República Dominicana GFNY República Dominicana se llevará a cabo en Punta Cana, la ciudad turística ubicada al este de República Dominicana. Punta Cana es el segundo destino más turístico de América Latina. Podrás disfrutar

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GFNY Republica Dominicana Course Guide

15 Mar 2022

GFNY Republica Dominicana GFNY Republica Dominicana will take place in Punta Cana, the resort town located in the most eastern part of República Dominicana. Punta Cana is the second most popular tourist destination in Latin

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GFNY Punta del Este Course Guide

15 Mar 2022

GFNY Punta del Este Punta del Este is located at the Atlantic Coast in the Maldonado Department of Southeastern Uruguay. Starting as a small town, Punta del Este became internationally known as a premiere seaside

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LatAm

GFNY is back in Brazil!

25 Feb 2022

GFNY is back in Brazil with GFNY Bento Gonçalves on October 16, 2022! The Course Bento Gonçalves has the largest and most equipped expo center in Rio Grande do Sul, the Fundaparque,

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Relive the GFNY Conference 2022

02 Feb 2022

It was a fantastic set of sessions for the January 30, 2022 GFNY Conference. Panel topics included My First GFNY, the GFNY World 2022 calendar, How to train to do your best at GFNY, and

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Europe

GFNY returns to Colombia for 6th GFNY Bogota

26 Jan 2022

Scheduled for July 17, 2022, GFNY Bogota expects 2500 racers NEW YORK CITY, January 19, 2022 – GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series brings back GFNY Bogota, scheduled for July 17, 2022. The competitive long

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Virtual Conference

19 Jan 2022

Sunday January 30 at 12:00 PM EST // 18:00 CET // 9:00 AM PT Expert Panels on training, travel, the GFNY World Calendar and the Future of Cycling. If you are new to GFNY, this

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GFNY expands to Scandinavia with GFNY Sweden Uppsala

13 Jan 2022

Scheduled for July 3, GFNY Uppsala will be the first GFNY race in Northern Europe NEW YORK CITY, January 12, 2022, GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series adds its first race in Scandinavia with

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Your 2022 GFNY World Races

11 Jan 2022

GFNY is a personal endurance challenge where you compete against others, the clock and yourself. Some athletes will compete for the podium, others will do their best to beat the cut-off. GFNY is about

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GFNY announces GFNY Villard de Lans (France)

19 Nov 2021

Scheduled for May 29, Villard de Lans (France) will host the GFNY European Championship GFNY Villard de Lans is the latest addition to the GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series, making it the fifth GFNY cycling

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GFNY announces GFNY Waco

22 Oct 2021

GFNY expands its US race calendar with GFNY Waco in the Deep South on June 26, 2022 GFNY Waco is the latest addition to the GFNY Endurance Sports Series, making it the fourth GFNY cycling

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Why You Should Also Be a Runner

28 Sep 2021

“You’ve preached for a decade to us why cycling is so great and now we are supposed to be runners?” “What do you know about running anyway?” Let me answer the second question first because

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GFNY Cozumel Course Guide

21 Sep 2021

GFNY Cozumel Situated opposite Playa del Carmen in the Caribbean sea, the Island of Cozumel is the jewel of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The GFNY Cozumel start and finish line are centrally located

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GFNY Colonia Course Guide

21 Sep 2021

GFNY Colonia Uruguay is now home to two special GFNY experiences. GFNY Punta del Este in March, and GFNY Colonia in November, racing at the opposite ends of the Uruguayan cycling season. GFNY Colonia will

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GFNY Florida Sebring Course Guide

21 Sep 2021

GFNY Florida Sebring Welcome to Florida – the Sunshine State! The second edition of GFNY Florida Sebring as well as the inaugural GFNY Florida Marathon, will both take place in the city of Sebring. Located

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GFNY Marathon Florida Sebring Course Guide

21 Sep 2021

GFNY Marathon Florida Sebring Centrally located in Florida, Sebring is home to nearly 100 crystal clear lakes, vast citrus groves, cattle ranches, the Sebring International Raceway, and one of Florida’s oldest state parks. The Sebring Civic

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GFNY Cozumel Course Guide

21 Sep 2021

GFNY Cozumel Situated opposite Playa del Carmen in the Caribbean sea, the Island of Cozumel is the jewel of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The GFNY Cozumel start and finish line are centrally located

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Coaching

GFNY Colonia Course Guide

21 Sep 2021

GFNY Colonia Uruguay is now home to two special GFNY experiences. GFNY Punta del Este in March, and GFNY Colonia in November, racing at the opposite ends of the Uruguayan cycling season. GFNY Colonia will

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GFNY Florida Sebring Course Guide

21 Sep 2021

GFNY Florida Sebring Welcome to Florida – the Sunshine State! The second edition of GFNY Florida Sebring as well as the inaugural GFNY Florida Marathon, will both take place in the city of Sebring. Located

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GFNY Florida Marathon, Guía de Carrera.

21 Sep 2021

Maratón Tus primeras 4,4 millas están bajo los focos del Sebring International Raceway. Este inicio súper genial puede llevarte a comenzar más rápido de lo que deberías. Sumérgete en la atmósfera, pero también ten cuidado

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GFNY Marathon Florida Sebring Course Guide

21 Sep 2021

GFNY Marathon Florida Sebring Centrally located in Florida, Sebring is home to nearly 100 crystal clear lakes, vast citrus groves, cattle ranches, the Sebring International Raceway, and one of Florida’s oldest state parks. The Sebring Civic

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GFNY Italia Course Guide

15 Sep 2021

GFNY Italia La bella Italia, known for its beautiful art, amazing music, delicious food but most important Italia is the birthplace of granfondo. GFNY Italia offers the authentic granfondo experience – controlled course, end-to-end timing,

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GFNY Italia Course Guide

15 Sep 2021

GFNY Italia La bella Italia, known for its beautiful art, amazing music, delicious food but most important Italia is the birthplace of granfondo. GFNY Italia offers the authentic granfondo experience – controlled course, end-to-end timing,

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