That New York will host a race on the International Cycling Union calendar will no longer be a dream, but a reality. The Big Apple will experience one of the most spectacular days on May 19, 2024 with the celebration of the New York City Grand Prix, category 1.2 of the UCI.

Race organizer Uli Fluhme has revealed the first teams confirmed to take part in the big ‘Big Apple’ race and has sidestepped the possibility of more big-name teams being confirmed in the coming weeks and months.

“As for the teams, what I can say is that Bardiani will come, Corratec will come and many continental teams from around the world will be announced in the coming weeks,” says Fluhme, who also organizes the Gran Fondo New York (GFNY).

“It’s taken us a long time. We started GFNY in 2011 and we had no idea what would happen. After doing the [big fund] for two years, I told Lydia, my wife and co-founder, we have to make a career here , it’s a waste of a closed circuit not to have one.’The goal, eventually, is to bring a World Tour race to the streets of New York.

In order to hold a cycling event, which will turn participants into professionals for a day, the organization has worked on an ambitious initiative that it had been working on for a long time: the incorporation of professional cyclists in its “GFNY World Championship” in New York since 2014.

At 6:45 in the morning the professional race will begin on the George Washington Bridge with 135 kilometers and 1,900 meters of elevation gain.