Banyoles hosted a 41.3 kilometres team time trial on the 2017 Volta a Catalunya. Movistar finished 2 seconds ahead of BMC, but the Spanish armada was penalised for pushing and ended up in third position. Other finishes in the industrial centre just north of Girona were won by sprinters – Gianni Meersman (2013), Mark Cavendish (2010) and Thor Hushovd (2008).
The 21.1 kilometres ITT is the first medium length individual chrono-test at the Volta Catalunya since 2007 (Dennis Menchov victory). The 2010 edition included a 3.6 kilometre prologue in Lloret de Mar, which was won by Paul Voß.
The first part of the route features the most vertical metres. A short kick up after 1.5 kilometres is followed by a gradual 3 kilometres climb. The last 14 kilometres are predominantly flat.
Volta a Catalunya 2021 stage 2: route, profile, more
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