Volta a Catalunya 2017 Route stage 2: TTT in Banyoles

Volta Catalunya 2017 stage 2Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - At 41.3 kilometres, stage 2 in the Volta a Catalunya is a team time trial. Both start and finish are in Banyoles, while the route runs on rolling roads. It's the first TTT in the Volta a Catalunya since 2005.

Long team time trials must be fashionable in Spain. Recently the Tour of Valencia started with a 38 kilometres TTT and now the Volta a Catalunya even brings 2.3 kilometres extra to the table.

The 2nd stage is played out in Pla de l’Estany, a comarca in the northeast of Catalunya close to the French border. Usually, Banyoles is host to sprint stages in the Volta a Catalunya. Gianni Meersman (2013), Mark Cavendish (2010) and Thor Hushovd (2008) – they all sprinted to victory in the industrial centre just north of Girona.

No such thing in the 2017 Volta a Catalunya. The route runs on rolling roads until the final kilometres are raced on the banks of Lake Banyoles, which is located in a volcanic-tectonic depression. Every second 600 litres of water seep up from underground springs. An invisible power supply. Which is soething the riders could use also.

Volta a Catalunya 2017 stage 2: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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