Catalan News | Volta a Catalunya cycling race gets underway with five-star line-up

Catalan News | Volta a Catalunya cycling race gets underway with five-star line-up

The Volta Cicilista a Catalunya cycling race starts off on Monday with a five-star line-up, like 23-calendar year-outdated Belgian and reigning world winner Remco Evenepoel, competing versus a few-time winner of the Vuelta a España, Primož Roglič, and Tour de France winners Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas.

The 102nd version of a person of the world’s oldest biking excursions in the  starts off in the Costa Brava city of Sant Feliu de Guíxols on Monday and will conclude on Sunday in Barcelona. Throughout the competitiveness, there will be a diversified route with 3 mountain levels: the substantial altitude finishes at the Pyrenees Vallter and the ski resort La Molina, and the summit of Lo Port, in the southern location of Terres de l’Ebre.

There will be 25 mountain passes in the seven levels of the race, which will end as is custom at the Montjuïc circuit in Barcelona.

The initial phase will also end in Sant Feliu de Guíxols soon after a 164.6-kilometer race.

The second phase will see a very first substantial-altitude complete linking Mataró and Vallter on a 165.4-kilometer route. The third stage, 180.6 kilometers, will see cyclists go from Olost, in central Catalonia, to La Molina ski resort, in the Pyrenees.

The fourth stage will go over 188.2 kilometers involving Llívia and Sabadell on the longest day of the tour, with a dash finish possible. But the fifth stage is the one particular that will make the Volta a Catalunya “extraordinary,” as organizers say the 176.6 kilometer route will present the “cycling potential of the four counties of the Terres de l’Ebre.”

“This stage will be the third superior altitude end of the tour, in a unique group move tricky enough to be decisive in the final resolution of the race,” Volta de Catalunya organizers say.

The sixth stage will connection Martorell and Molins de Rei, two towns in the Baix Llobregat county, just south of Barcelona, that return to the Volta route just after a many years-lengthy absence. The 183.2-kilometer route will take cyclists over mountainous terrain by means of central Catalonia, achieving the territory of Lleida. 

It will be on the seventh phase, on Sunday 26, when Barcelona will at the time once more “be the judge of the Volta a Catalunya,” the start and conclude point of a 135.8-kilometer route. The race with laps of Montjuïc hill, “which generally provides a distinctive aggressive and public spectacle to shut a week of emotions,” organizers say.

The Volta a Catalunya will distribute its photographs internationally in 190 nations around the world and can be followed reside in Spain on Esport3, Teledeporte, and Eurosport.

2023 Spanish La Vuelta cycling race in Catalonia

Barcelona will be the starting up point of the Spanish La Vuelta tour 2023. The metropolis will host the to start with stage as perfectly as the end line for the second 1. This will be the 1st time La Vuelta commences in the Catalan cash given that 1962.

Stage 1 of La Vuelta biking race will be a workforce time trial, as introduced on January 24, 2022. The city will also host the presentation of the cycling teams and be part of the official advertisement of the race.

In general, the four first stages of La Vuelta will get spot in Catalonia.