Volta a Catalunya 2022: The Route
The Volta a Catalunya sets off from Feliu de Guíxols on Monday 21 March to finish in Barcelona on sunday the 28th. The 7-day stage race features two mountain top finishes - in La Molina and Boí Taüll, respectively on the third and fourth day of action.
Stage 1 is an out-and-back race from coastal town Sant Feliu de Guíxols. A technical finale with an uphill finish is likely to be in the pipeline.
The 2nd stage crosses the border into France to finish in Perpignan before the high mountains of the Catalan race go back-to-back on the third and fourth day.
Stage 3 crosses back into Spain to finish at the familiar La Molina climb, which was also included in the years 2014-2019. The ascent is 12.1 kilometres long and the average gradient sits at 4.3%.
Stage 4 presents the second test at high altitude. The finishing ascent to ski resort Boí Taüll adds up 14.2 kilometres and averages 5.5%.
Another Pyrenean stage is on offer on stage 5. That is, the race starts in La Pobla de Segur, a historic village in the Lleida Pyrenees, but finishes on the Mediterranean coast – in Vilanova i la Geltrú.
Both start and finish of stage 6 are on the Costa Daurada. In fact, as the crow flies it’s only 6 kilometres from Salou to Cambrils, but the riders take a lumpy detour featuring the Prades Mountains and the Serra de Montsant mountain range.
The 7th stage of the Volta a Catalunya is a familiar one. As always, the race finishes on the hilly Montjuïc circuit in Barcelona.
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