Volta a Catalunya 2017 Route stage 1: Calella – Calella

Volta a Catalunya 2017 stage 1Monday, 20 March 2017 – Ever since 2012 the Volta a Catalunya begins with a route from Calella to Calella. The 1st stage of the upcoming edition is 178.9 kilometres. (Slideshow route/profile)

Last year, the 1st stage in the Volta a Catalunya featured five climbs, yet this could not stop Nacer Bouhanni. His team controlled the race and the Frenchman sprinted to victory.

While this is the sixth time in a row the Volta a Catalunya begins with a stage Calella–Calella the route is never the same. The same goes for the outcome. Sometimes the race boils down to a bunch sprint, while the next year an attacker could grab both both stage win and leaders jersey. Michael Albasini (2012), Gianni Meersman (2013), Luka Mezgec (2014) and Maciej Paterski (2015) and, as said, Nacer Bouhanni – they all took the win in the sea side resort north of Barcelona.

Further details once the official route of stage 1 in the Volta a Catalunya is confirmed.

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