Gran Fondo – History

by Kenny Abel | 16. September 2015

Gran Fondo,

was founded in Italy in 1971. It is a cycling marathon where athletes compete against each other, themeselves and the clock, and do their best as a personal challenge.

Gran Fondo New York was founded in 2011. After the big success of GFNY in the following years, the GFNY World Series was the logical consequence- founded in 2014. GFNY now gives every interested cycling enthusiast the possibility to compete at a high standard cycling event all over the world.

On 28th of August 2016 the first GFNY Deutschland will take place. The historical town Hameln, sourrounded by the stunning scenery of the Weserbergland offers in a limited edition 1000 cyclists an unique cycling event. Be part of the first GFNY Deutschland and enjoy the inimitable flair of a GFNY World series cycling event!



GFNY Deutschland


  • Closed roads
  • 1,000 athletes
  • 25 countries