Volta a Catalunya 2023: The Route

The Volta a Catalunya sets off on Monday 20 March from Sant Feliu de Guíxols on Monday to finish Sunday the 26th in Barcelona. The 7-day stage race features three mountain top finishes and is rounded out by hilly stages and chances for fast men.

Stage 1 starts and finishes in coastal town Sant Feliu de Guíxols. After a hilly detour through Catalonia’s interior the home straight runs slightly uphill.

The Volta a Catalunya serves its first mountain top finish as early as the 2nd stage. The climb to the line in Vallter 2000 is 11 kilometres long and the average gradient sits 7.6%.

The race stays in the Pyrenees for another day, as stage 3 travels to La Molina. The finish climb is familiar, as it was included in seven of the last eight editions. The ascent is 9 kilometres long and averages 6%.

The 4th stage looks promising for fast finishers. The route travels from the Pyrenees back towards the coast. The finish is almost at sea level, in Sabadell.

The Volta a Catalunya serves its third and last mountain top finish on the fifth day of action. Stage 5 traverses the divers landscape of the Terres de l’Ebre region to finish at Mont Caro in the Lo Port massive. The ascent to the line is 8.4 kilometres long and averages 9%, while ramping up to 20% at times.

The penultimate stage of the Volta a Catalunya travels from Martorell to a likely sprint finish in Molins de Rei, while the last stage is a familiar one. As always, the race finishes on the hilly Montjuïc circuit in Barcelona.

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