Volta a Catalunya 2018

Volta a Catalunya 2018The 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)

Read more about the route of the 2018 Volta a Catalunya, or check out the start list and the favourites to win the overall classification.

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:

Date Route Length Type Results Winner Leader
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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