Alto de Montjuïc is an iconic hill overlooking the city, which pepped up numerous editions of the Volta a Catalunya. Attacks often keep flying once the riders enter the circuit.
Last year, a duo-attack by the Yates brothers resulted in Adam pushing on alone. Prior to the start, he was placed second on GC, 14 seconds behind Miguel Ángel López. He didn’t make it though as he was brought back inside the last 3 kilometres. Meanwhile, early attacker Davide Formolo pushed on alone to win the stage.
The Montjuïc climb is included eight times. The 2 kilometres comes with an average gradient of 5.7% before a 1 kilometre descent takes the riders to an uphill of 700 metres at 6%. Each lap concludes with a false flat downhill of 2.3 kilometres to the line.
The stage winner in Barcelona, Davide Formolo (2019), succeeded Simon Yates (2018), Alejandro Valverde (2017, 2015) and Alexey Tsatevich (2016), Lieuwe Westra (2014) and Thomas De Gendt (2013).
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.
Volta a Catalunya 2021 stage 7: route, profile, more
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