For me, it is a pleasure and a great honor to be the godfather of this World-class cycling event held in my municipality of Cascais. Being able to share the roads where I have prepared for so many years and traveled as many miles as a professional cyclist, and I continue to travel with people from many countries for the pleasure of their beauty, speaking several languages, but with the same objectives, cycling, have fun, with a common domineering, the bike, for me was in the last edition and will be this year of 2019 a great satisfaction. To all the participants I wish the best luck, that they have fun, that they achieve your objectives and that surely in the end say, for the year to come we will be here.
It is with honor and pride that I welcome in the territorial space of the Association of Cycling of Lisbon, and for the first time in Portugal, a test of as great prestige as the GFNY made in several countries. GFNY Portugal will give our athletes the opportunity to have fun and enrich their sports curriculum.
Specialized will be joining the first Granfondo New York in Portugal. GFNY is a cycling event of great reference, which significantly raises the level of cycling races around the world. The Village of Cascais and the region of Lisbon, both deserve a special day, in which cycling enthusiasts can enjoy the road and it’s landscapes with maximum safety and in community. This is how the cyclists are motivated and the inspiration of the new practitioners of the sport.