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. 

Marcia Barrios

Road or MTB, Marcia Barrios has experience of over a decade as an athlete and coach.

If you are looking for a native Spanish speaker, Marcia is your coach.

Marcia uses TrainingPeaks, has coached athletes from across LatAm and Europe and is currently finishing her Road Cycling certificate at the Sports and Life Institute of Spain.