Volta a Catalunya 2023 Route stage 2: Mataró - Vallter

Tuesday 21 March - The Volta a Catalunya serves its first mountain top finish as early as the 2nd stage. The route travels from Mataró to Vallter 2000 in the Pyrenees. The finish climb is 11 kilometres long and the average gradient sits at 7.6%.

The Volta a Catalunya last visited Mataró in 2021. Peter Sagan sprinted to triumph in the street of the coastal town just north of Barcelona. The four editions before that Mataró served as a starting venue. Which will again be the case this year.

The riders set sail for the Pyrenees and, eventually, a summit finish in Vallter 2000. The ski station is situated at 2,150 metres above sea level and to get there the road climbs for 11 kilometres at 7.6%.

Adam Yates won the last two stages in Vallter 2000. Two years ago with a solo, in 2019 he outsprinted his fellow-attackers Egan Bernal, Dan Martin, Nairo Quintana and Miguel Ángel López.

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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