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|2023 Volta a Catalunya
|Tour of Catalonia
|Vuelta a Cataluña (in Spanish) Volta a Catalunya (in Catalan)
|UCI World Tour
|"Volta" Ciclista a Catalunya Associació Esportiva (Unió Esportiva de Sants)
|102 (as of 2023)
|Sebastià Masdeu (ESP)
|Mariano Cañardo (ESP) (7 wins)
|Primož Roglič (SLO)
It is one of three World Tour stage races in Spain, together with the Vuelta a España and the Tour of the Basque Country. The race has had several different calendar dates, having been previously run in September, June and May. Since 2010 it has been on the calendar in late March as part of the UCI World Tour.
Raced over seven days, it covers the autonomous community of Catalonia in Northeast Spain and contains one or more stages in the mountain region of the Pyrenees. The race traditionally finishes with a stage in Barcelona, Catalonia's capital, on a circuit with the famous Montjuïc climb and park.
First held in 1911, the Volta a Catalunya is the fourth-oldest still-existing cycling stage race in the world. Only the Tour de France (1903), the Tour of Belgium (1908) and the Giro d'Italia (1909) are older. It was the second cycling event organized on the Iberian Peninsula, after the amateur and sub-23 race Volta a Tarragona (1908), also held in Catalonia but no longer on the calendar. Catalan cycling icon Mariano Cañardo won the race seven times in the 1920s and 1930s, setting an unsurpassed record.
In 2018, the one-day women's competition reVolta was organised on the same day of the last men's stage.
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