The 102nd edition of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya has been defined
October 21 st 2022 - 10:30
The 102nd edition of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, which will be held from 20 to 26 March 2023, has already its itinerary defined with the official confirmation of all the start and finish towns of the race. Starting in Sant Feliu de Guíxols and finishing in Barcelona, the Volta will cross Catalonia with many new features compared to the previous edition.
In fact, with regard to the last edition, the 101st, only the start and finish towns and the high finish at La Molina have been kept in the design of the itinerary. Sant Feliu de Guíxols will repeat for the second consecutive year as the great start of the race, while Barcelona will be the finish of a hard and varied edition.
Thus, the 102 Volta will have numerous novelties, with the start for the first time in Olost or the finish for the first time in Molins de Rei. The return of the Volta to Martorell (1994, last time) and Sabadell (2003, last time), as well as returning to Llívia (2018); and Mataró and Vallter (2021) after a year's absence, will be good reasons to encourage the public to experience the stages of the race "in situ", which will once again bring together the best teams and riders in the world on Catalan roads.
The 2023 Volta will have three summit finishes for the first time in many years, as the usuals La Molina and Vallter - where there is always a spectacle - will be joined a great finish in Terres de l'Ebre. Starting in Tortosa and finishing in Lo Port, the climbers will have a height challenge in this Volta.
Details of the distances and characteristics of each of the stages will be announced at the official presentation to be held at the beginning of 2023.
The best cycling will return to Catalonia from 20 to 26 March, in a 102nd edition that will be looking for a successor to the last winner, the Bora – Hansgrohe Colombian Sergio Higuita