Volta a Catalunya 2023 Route stage 7: Barcelona - Barcelona

Sunday 27 March - The last stage of the Volta a Catalunya revolves around Alto de Montjuïc in Barcelona. As always, the race boils down to six runs on the hilly 7.8 kilometres city circuit. (Slideshow route/profile)

The Barcelona stage has been a staple for years now, always with the Alto de Montjuïc at its core. Attacks often keep flying once the riders enter the circuit.

Montjuïc is an iconic hill overlooking the Catalan capital. The climb to the Montjuïc castle is included six times. Ramping up to 19%, the 2.5 kilometres ascent averages 4.6% 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.

Last year, the race came down to a group sprint with Andrea Bagioli taking the spoils, but usually an attacker celebrates. Other recent winners in Barcelona are Thomas De Gendt (2021, 2013), Davide Formolo (2019), Simon Yates (2018), Alejandro Valverde (2017, 2015), Alexey Tsatevich (2016), and Lieuwe Westra (2014).

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 2023 stage 7: route, profile, more

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