GFNY announces GFNY Cannes


GFNY announces GFNY Cannes
March 27, 2022




The Course

GFNY Cannes starts in front of the world-famous Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes, which hosts the annual film festival and its famous red carpet steps that welcome the movie stars from all over the world year after year.

Experience the thrill of racing on the iconic boulevard along the beautiful Cote d’Azur beaches, palm trees, and luxurious palace-hotels and the early morning sunrise on the Mediterranean Sea.

As you enter the historic seaside commune of Mandelieu La Napoule, you leave the buzz of Cannes behind and head inland into the outstanding, preserved nature of the hinterland of the Esterel massif. The long course athletes take on a breathtaking 55km loop past small typical Provencal villages and awe-inspiring nature that is almost impossible to imagine to be so close to a coastal tourism mecca like Cannes.

Celebrate finishing this prestigious event in this magnificent city of Cannes with your finisher medal, post-race meal, music, awards ceremony and festivities.

Long Route – 121.1 Km / 2043m+


Medium Route – 66.6 Km / 1024m+




About Cannes

Cannes is among the most glamorous places on earth, with the jet-set letting loose on the sandy beaches, fine restaurants and bars, luxury boutiques, private yachts, and the palace hotels lining the famous Boulevard de la Croisette.

Each May, Cannes hosts the world’s most famous film festival and the entire A-list celebrity roster ascends the red-carpeted stairs to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. Now, Cannes rolls out the red carpet for you.

From the modest fishermen’s village to the world-famous seaside and cultural city, Cannes forged a unique history that today attracts visitors from around the world. Cannes faces a dreamy bay bordered by the Lérins islands, an ideal setting and climate to launch your cycling season and discover this magnificent region with your family.


GFNY Perks

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

Every GFNY Cannes finisher receives a medal, no matter which distance they complete. All finishers also earn a “Finish” towards their 3×2022 GFNY medal or the 10x lifetime medal. Go to for more information on GFNY’s multi-finisher medals.

Registration is open now here.

The top 10% of finishers in all age groups riding the long course qualify for the front corral start at the GFNY World Championship NYC.




GFNY Cannes Camp (March 19 – 26)

Join one of the two camps for an authentic French cycling experience.
What your camp ticket includes:
  • Welcome Reception
  • Special Registration Area
  • VIP Corral Start
  • Special Post-Race Meal Area
  • 7 days of supported group cycling with experienced guides
  • Nutrition, technique and tactics sessions
  • 40-90km/day
  • prepare for the race or make the most out of your week in Cannes
  • Welcome Dinner
The GFNY Cannes camp has two objectives:
1) Kick off your cycling season by offering hilly and flat cycling in pleasant spring temperatures and
2) Get you prepared for the race- mentally and physically.
GFNY Cannes also has a post-race camp option, with 2-days of group riding before the race and 5 days after the race.

Getting There



Nice Côte d’Azur airport (NCE) has direct flights to 90 destinations and hosts nearly 50 airlines, making your trip to GFNY Cannes so easy! Check out their website for current arrivals and destinations or check your preferred airline’s website. More info here./>


Cannes is connected by the A8 highway “La Provençale” which runs from Aix en Provence in the west to Italy in the east.

Some examples of distances in kilometers: Paris 950 km – Milan 320 km – Geneva 630 km – Barcelona 670 km – Rome 710 km – Munich 810 km – Brussels 1220 km – Amsterdam 1400 km.


The Cannes La Bocca train station is served by TGV, Corail, Thello and express trains which connect it to all the French regions and to the largest cities in Europe.