Altafulla, unprecedented stage start of the Volta a Catalunya 2024
November 17 th 2023 - 11:00 [GMT + 1]
The Volta Ciclista a Catalunya will have another unprecedented stage start on the route of its 103rd edition. The Altafulla City Council and the organizers of the historic Catalan race have reached an agreement for the Tarragona municipality to host a stage start next 2024 in the Catalan race, which will be held from March 18 to 24.
Altafulla is a town of about 5,600 inhabitants of Tarragonès, like an island between the conurbation of Barcelona, Tarragona and the mass tourism of the Costa Daurada. Well preserved and respectful of its protected environment, Altafulla enjoys the leisure offer located just minutes away and the tranquillity of an ideal place to live, work, visit and enjoy. For the first time in its history, the municipality will be able to enjoy in its territory the presence of the best riders and teams in the world, who year after year participate in the Volta, the third oldest stage race in the world after the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia.
The neighbours and fans will be able to enjoy the infrastructure of a world-class race and the presence of the best riders in the world, who will star in Altafulla all the events prior to a stage start. The Volta Ciclista a Catalunya is a centenary cycling race fully consolidated in the elite of world cycling, within the UCI World Tour calendar.
Thus, the race has the assured presence of the 18 best cycling teams in the world and an impressive international media coverage, which brings the images of the race on television to 190 countries and the five continents, through 33 international broadcasters. In this way, the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya will have a new attraction in the route of 2024 with the start of an unprecedented stage from Altafulla.
A new detail confirmed for the route of the 103rd edition of the race, which will start from Sant Feliu de Guíxols and will bring to Catalonia the best riders in the world from March 18 to 24, looking for the relief of the last winner, the Slovenian Primoz Roglic.