The 98th edition of the Volta a Catalunya leaves on Monday, the 19th of March, to finish on Sunday the 25th of March 2018. The route takes in a mix of summit finishes, hilly stages, and an occasional chance for the sprinters. In terms of GC the race presumably comes down to the stages 3, 4 and 5 – these are all mountain races with the first two ending uphill and the last one on descent. (Slideshow route/profile)
In 2017, Alejandro Valverde was in a class of his own. He won three stages and the GC. On the podium, he was flanked by his compatriots Alberto Contador (second) and Marc Soler (third).
In 2018, Valverde will be back to defend his title. His team-mates Nairo Quintana and Marc Soler are also confirmed.
Click on the links in underneath scheme for details on the relevant stages, including detailed route maps and height profiles.
Volta a Catalunya 2018 stages:
|1||Mo 19-3||Volta a Catalunya 2018 route stage 1 Calella – Calella||152.3 km||flat|
|2||Tu 20-3||Volta a Catalunya 2018 route stage 2 Mataró – Valls||175.6 km||hills|
|3||We 21-3||Volta a Catalunya 2018 route stage 3 Sant Cugat del Vallès – Vallter 2000||199.2 km||mountains|
|4||Th 22-3||Volta a Catalunya 2018 route stage 4 Llanars – La Molina (Alp)||170.8 km||mountains|
|5||Fr 23-3||Volta a Catalunya 2018 route stage 5 Llíva – Vielha val d’Aran||212.9 km||mountains|
|6||Sa 24-3||Volta a Catalunya 2018 route stage 6 Vielha val d’Aran – Torrefarrera||194.2 km||mountains, flat finish|
|7||Su 25-3||Volta a Catalunya 2018 route stage 7 Barcelona – Barcelona||154.8 km||hills|
Volta a Catalunya 2018: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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Route and profile 1st stage
Route and profile 2nd stage
Route and profile 3rd stage
Route and profile 4th stage
Route and profile 5th stage
Route and profile 6th stage
Route and profile 7th stage
Route and profile final lap 7th stage
Volta a Catalunya 2018
Volta a Catalunya: Recent WinnersVolta a Catalunya 2018 Route stage 1: Calella - CalellaVolta a Catalunya 2018 Route stage 2: Mataró - VallsVolta a Catalunya 2018 Route stage 3: Sant Cugat del Vallès - Vallter 2000Volta a Catalunya 2018 Route stage 4: Llanars - La MolinaVolta a Catalunya 2018 Route stage 5: Llívia - Vielha e MijaranVolta a Catalunya 2018 Route stage 6: Vielha e Mijaran - TorrefarreraVolta a Catalunya 2018 Route stage 7: Barcelona - Barcelona