Volta a Catalunya 2017 Route stage 5: Valls - Lo Port (Tortosa)

Volta a Catalunya 2017 stage 5Friday, 24 March 2017 - The route of stage in the Volta a Catalunya travels in 182 kilometres from Valls to Lo Port. Following a flat section through the Ebro-valley the race is set to detonate the fireworks with a 10 kilometres closing climb at 9.7% with ramps of up to 15%.

Valls and pro-cycling is a weathered combination. In 2013 the town hosted the Vuelta a España, while in in last four editions of the Volta a Catalunya stages finished here. Simon Gerrans (2013), Luka Mezgec (2014), Alejandro Valverde (2015), and Wout Poels (2016) took the flowers.

No arrival in Valls this time. The 5th stage takes in two intermediate climbs in the first half of the race before a flat section of 55 kilometres through the delta of the Ebro River ushers in an explosive finale. Suddenly, with 10 kilometres left, the flatness makes way for steep ramps. The closing climb up to Lo Port is averaging 9.7% with steepest ramps of up to 15%. The last victor on Lo Port was Luis Herrera. We’re talking 1991 here.

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