Volta a Catalunya 2017 Route stage 7: Barcelona - Barcelona
Sunday, 26 March 2017 – As in recent editions, the Volta a Catalunya comes to a standstill in Barcelona after a hilly stage that did start in the Catalan capital, too. Eight runs on a closing circuit around Alto de Montjuic, the iconic mountain overlooking the city. The race totals 138.7 kilometres.
Alto de Montjuic is a 2 kilometres climb at 5.7%, with a steepest section at 8%. A 1 kilometre drop takes the riders to a 700 metres climb at 6% before the final run of 2.3 kilometres plunges further down to the (passage on the) finish line.
The last stage in the 2017 Volta a Catalunya leaves from Hospitalet, a suburb of Barcelona and birthplace of world famous chef Ferran Adrià (elBulli) and footballer Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona). Before the riders tackle the circuit they circle the Catalan Capital for a while. With 20 kilometres done they hit the Alt d´Ullastrell, a 7 kilometres at 3.5%. Some 60 kilometres after the descent the route takes in Alto de Montjuic for the first time.
Three years ago Lieuwe Westra soloed to victory in Barcelona, while two years ago it was Alejandro Valverde outsprinting a small peloton. In last edition Alexey Tsatevich and Primoz Roglic were the last remaining riders of an early break, with Tsatevich turning out on top in a sprint-à-deux. The pack finished 14 seconds down on the leaders.
The first three riders on the line take time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while the two intermediate sprints (at kilometre 42.5 and at kilometre 61) come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
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