Tarragona served as a start on the 2011 Volta a Catalunya in a race to Mollet del Vallès, where José Joaquín Rojas took the win. More recently, in 2017, the Vuelta a España finished in the coastal town with Matteo Trentin sprinting to glory.
Mataró has been hosting stage starts on the Volta a Catalunya in the last four years, but this will be the first stage finish in 39 years. In 1982, Johan van der Velde bested Serge Demierre in a two-up sprint.
Today’s undulating route features a climb at shallow gradients in the finale. The Alt El Collet peaks out with 14 kilometres remaining.
The first three riders on the line gain time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while intermediate sprints come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
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Volta a Catalunya 2021 stage 6: route, profile, more
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