The reVolta returns on May 30, 2021 to enforce the commitment of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya and the Sant Cugat del Vallès City Council with female sport. It will be the second edition of a race that will bring the best national teams, as well as international squads, and that presents a demanding route of 97 km with start and finish in Sant Cugat.
The route, which will pass through the regions of Vallès Occidental, Baix Llobregat, l'Anoia and l'Alt Penedès, includes two mountain difficulties: l’Alt de Capçuda (3rd catégorie) and Alt de la Creu de l'Aragall (1st catégorie), which will test the resistance of riders.
In this sense, l’Alt de la Creu d'Aragall is the main mountainous difficulty of the route, with 6.7 km of ascent, an average slope of 6.2% and a section that reaches up to 13% of maximum. Once achieved, there will be 30 km to the finish line.
The route also includes two intermediate sprints: the first located at km 33 coinciding with the passage through Piera, and the second in Corbera de Llobregat, only 22 km from the finish line.
The winner of the second edition of the reVolta will replace the American Lauren Stephens, who won in the inaugural edition, held three years ago coinciding with the last stage of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (March 25, 2018).
There were 118 riders that competed for the traditional Montjuïc mountain circuit in Barcelona, with a distance to be completed of 34 km. The saturation of the calendar did not allow to organize the reVolta in 2019, and the health crisis produced by the Covid-19 pandemic also forced to postponed the race in 2020.
However, the will of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya to organize a first-level women's event and with its own entity it has remained. For this second edition, it has found the support of the Sant Cugat City Council. In this way, the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya ranks alongside other benchmark events such as the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España, which also organize women's races.