Fresh off the last event of 2017 at the Chilean stop of the the global series, GFNY is promising a 20-race series for 2018. New events from Poland to Panama are among the 15 confirmed rides.
Three 2017 races will not feature in 2018 with three others working on new locations and up in the air at this point.
GFNY Indonesia is moving from Lombok to Samosir while Italia, Argentina and Malaysia are the trio that may or may not reappear in 2018.
"We're working on a new location for Italia but it's 50:50 to happen already in 2018. Think big city start and high (very high) mountain finish," said GFNY founder Uli Fluhme.
"Argentina and Malaysia are also moving to a new location, details TBC but with a good chance of them to happen in 2018."
Mexico City will not run in 2018 due to the logistical nightmare caused by elections while GFNY Mont Ventoux and Provence have been cut due to organizational issues, he said. It appears that the Ventoux event will continue as the Santini GF Ventoux.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a possibility for the first US GFNY outside new York City as we reported several weeks ago.
"There are 3-4 others that are likely to be added in 2018 but too early to mention," said Fluhme.
Much like the pro circuit, GFNY has a very short offseason with GFNY Bali kicking off 2018 on February 4 and Chile (and The Wall) once again hosting the last event of the year, on 25 November.
The first GFNY on what is now the Championship course from the George Washington Bridge north to Bear Mountain and back to Fort Lee was run in 2011. In 2014 GFNY Italia and Cozumel began the international expansion with the roster growing to eight in 2015, 10 in 2016 and 13 in 2017.
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2017 also saw the first regional championships.
Riders finishing in the top 10% of any GFNY World event or 20% of a regional championship receive preferential positioning in the start pens if they travel to the New York championship, which is on May 20 in 2018.
The Campagnolo GFNY World Championship NYC saw riders from 93 countries take part in 2017 giving it a strong claim to be "cycling's most international peloton".
In 2018 the regional GFNY Championships are Indonesia-Samosir (Asia), Germany-Hamelin (Europe), Mexico-Monterrey (Latin America) and Israel-Jerusalem (Middle East - Africa).
• Closed roads or police-moderated traffic with right-of-way at all intersections
• Start-to-finish chip timing
• Rankings based on finish time and a podium awards ceremony
• Finisher medal
• Official made in Italy race jersey, which is mandatory for the race
"Today, the GFNY calendar defines the cycling season of thousands of athletes around the world," said Uli Fluhme. "Riders seek the consistent high quality that GFNY offers, whether it's the race experience, when choosing the Made-in-Italy GFNY Cycling Apparel or GFNY Coffee."
2018 GFNY World calendar
4 February GFNY BALI
25 February GFNY LATIN AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP MONTERREY
18 March GFNY COLOMBIA
18 March GFNY URUGUAY
22 April GFNY COSTA RICA
20 May GFNY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NYC
27 May GFNY POLSKA-GDYNIA
5 August GFNY BRASIL
2 September GFNY EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIP DEUTSCHLAND
2 September GFNY ASIA CHAMPIONSHIP INDONESIA-SAMOSIR
9 September GFNY PORTUGAL
21 October GFNY PANAMA
11 November GFNY COZUMEL-MEXICO
25 November GFNY CHILE