IT’S YOU VS MOTHER NATURE

Hold on tight, get aero and brace yourself for the ultimate challenge of GFNY Cozumel… THE MAZDA KING OF THE WIND CHALLENGE (KOW).

This challenge is truly unique to Granfondo racing where you will need to learn how to conquer head and cross winds as they increase in strength (up to 25mph) depending where you are on the course. The Mayan winds which make Cozumel popular with sailors and kit surfers, will best be conquered by riders who are proficient in paceline and echelon drafting. While most granfondo challenges favor lighter riders, the KOW challenge will help favor the heavier, stronger and sturdy roadies who will find there rear wheels popular ground for the sparrows.

WINNER
BEST CHIP TIME
2 KOW LAPS
TOTAL DISTANCE: 40KM

Prizes will be awarded to the King and Queen of the KOW and will be calculated by an accumulation of time of the two laps of the KOW course.

TOP TIMES

Year Male Female
2014 59:28 59:56
2015 53:28 54:06
2016 57:15 1:01:00
2017 1:09:06 1:10:21
2018 58:16 1:03:00
2019 54:52 55:36

GREAT VIDEO TO LEARN
DRAFTING TECHNICS

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