Volta a Catalunya 2019 Route stage 7: Barcelona – Barcelona

Volta a Catalunya 2019 stage 7Sunday, 31 March 2019 - The final stage of the Volta Catalunya revolves around the Alto de Montjuïc. The 7-day stage race ends with eight runs on a hilly 6.6 kilometres circuit in Barcelona.

Alto de Montjuïc is an iconic hill overlooking the city. It pepped up numerous finales of the Volta a Catalunya. As the Montjuïc is included eight times the punchy slope wears out the riders. The 2 kilometres climb has an average gradient of 5.7% and steepest ramps of up to 8%. A 1 kilometre drop then takes the riders to a 700 metres slope at 6%. Each lap concludes with a further 2.3 kilometres descent to the line.

Last year’s Montjuïc stage was a thrilling ride. Attacks kept flying once the riders entered the city circuit. Simon Yates and Marc Soler were leading the race with one lap left. The Briton propelled away on the last climb up the Montjuïc. He opened up a significant gap and sealed the stage win, while Alejandro Valverde pocketed the overall victory for the second consecutive year. The reigning World Champion won the Montjuïc stage in 2017 and 2015 (outsprinting a select group), while Alexey Tsatevich bested Primoz Roglic in 2016 in a two-up sprint.

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