The reVolta is the race promoted by the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya and which reflects the entity's commitment to women's cycling. The event, which has two editions (2018 and 2021), aims to consolidate itself as an important event in the calendar.
The objective of growing the race was reflected in the second edition, held on May 30, 2021, and which is a qualitative leap over the first edition. The second reVolta has already presented an own date and route of 97 km, with start and finish in Sant Cugat and two mountain difficulties to overcome: the Alt de la Capçuda (third categorie) and the Alt de la Creu d’Aragall (First categorie).
Norwegian rider Katrine Aalerud (Movistar Team), became the winner of this second edition, beating her compatriot Vita Heine (Massi-Tactic) and Russian Anna Baidak (Eneicat-RBH Global) in an exciting final sprint. The fourth place went to Mireia Benito (Massi-Tactic), winning the trophy of first Catalan rider in the orevall ranking. By teams, Massi-Tactic was first, followed by Movistar and Laboral Kutxa-Fundación Euskadi.
It was on the climb to La Creu d’Aragall where the selection of the riders who would fight for the victory was made. Already, in the final meters, Aalerud proved to be the fastest, crossing the finish line just ahead of Heine, who had to settle for second place, but won the mountain prize and the special sprints. Baidak completed third place on the podium with first place in the under-23 ranking.
The high level of the race was credited with the presence of teams such as Movistar, included in the highest category of women's cycling (UCI WorldTeam). The representatives of the second category –the UCI Contiental Teams– was wide, starting with Massi-Tactic.The foreign teams was in charge of the French Le Boulou and the Macogep Tornatech, located in Canada, but with French roots.
Katrine Aalerud replaced in the former list the American Lauren Stephens (Cylance Procycling) in the reVolta, who won the inaugural edition of the event (March 25, 2018). Lorena Llamas and Sofía Rodríguez completed the podium of that first edition.
The saturation of the calendar did not allow to organize the reVolta in 2019 and that the health crisis produced by the pandemic of the Covid-19 also forced to postpone it in 2020. However, the will of Volta Ciclista a Catalunya to organize a women's race and with its own entity has remained firm until resuming the race in 2021.
In this way, Volta Ciclista a Catalunya is placed alongside other reference events such as Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España, which also they organize women's races.