The 101st edition of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya has been defined
November 16 th 2021 - 12:15
The 101st edition of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, which will be held from 21 to 27 March 2022, is already defined with all the towns that will be the start and finish of the stages at the catalan race. An itinerary with many new novelties to start the post centenary edition and which will once again bring together the best teams and riders in the world on the catalan roads.
Details of the kilometres and characteristics of each of the stages will be announced at the official presentation to be held at the beginning of 2022, but the itinerary has already been published by the organizers and are as follows:
The Volta 101 presents many novelties, starting with the Great Start of the race, which will take place in the city of Sant Feliu de Guíxols, and which takes over from Calella, after 9 editions.
L'Escala will make its debut for the first time in the Volta, and the second stage will also have an expected return, the arrival at the Catalunya Nord, in Perpignan, where the Volta has not been since 1955.
The high mountains of la Volta has also novelties compared to the centenary edition. If in 2021 it finished in the ski resorts of Vallter 2000 and Port Ainé, this time the high mountain finishes will take place in La Molina and Boi Taüll, a ski resort that for 20 years did not have a Volta final stage.
La Seu d'Urgell will host the start of this Pyrenean stage with the finish in the Alta Ribagorça resort. While La Pobla de Segur repeat as the start of a stage as the last edition, the stage finish in Vilanova i la Geltrú six years later, is also an incentive for the Volta, in a town with a great cycling tradition, and that in all probability will be the longest stage of the race.
The penultimate stage will be a discovery of the Costa Daurada as an ideal territory for competitive cycling, starting and finishing in the coastal towns of Salou and Cambrils, and revealing the inland territory of the Prades and Montsant mountains.
Finally, and faithful to its appointment with the Volta, Barcelona will be the final stage of the competition, where there are always great emotions to define the general classification, as well as the prestigious stage victory in the catalan capital. The best cycling will return to Catalonia from 21 to 27 March, in a 101 edition that will choose successor to the last winner, the British of INEOS Grenadiers Adam Yates.