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Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2019, March 25-31

Tomorrow the next WT stage race will kick off.
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Stage 4


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And we also have a pretty good startlist with Quintana, Valverde, Mas, Froome, Bernal, both Yates brothers, Miguel Angel Lopez, Nibali, Keldermann, Kruijswijk, Bardet, Dan Martin, Porte, Woods, Zakarin, Spilak amongst others.
 
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Valv.Piti said:
Sestriere said:
Are there no climbs above 6% average in Catalunya? Anyway, the strong lineup will hopefully deliver a spectacle regardless.
Vallter 2000 is a legit climb. Rest, not so much.
There's plenty of decent climbs in Catalunya, they just married the flat ones.

Mont Caro which they did for like 60% in 2017 was great.
 
Never been a big fan of this race. The route is usually rather boring, they always use huge highways and in general the most boring looking streets and the racing is usually rather predictable. It's one big mtf with action on the last 5 k, maybe another day with some minor gc action and that's it. Of all the wt one week stage races in spring this is probably my least favorite
 
Gigs_98 said:
Never been a big fan of this race. The route is usually rather boring, they always use huge highways and in general the most boring looking streets and the racing is usually rather predictable. It's one big mtf with action on the last 5 k, maybe another day with some minor gc action and that's it. Of all the wt one week stage races in spring this is probably my least favorite
Seconded.
 
tobydawq said:
Gigs_98 said:
Never been a big fan of this race. The route is usually rather boring, they always use huge highways and in general the most boring looking streets and the racing is usually rather predictable. It's one big mtf with action on the last 5 k, maybe another day with some minor gc action and that's it. Of all the wt one week stage races in spring this is probably my least favorite
Seconded.
Thirded
 
I think thats like how most people feel about the race. I remember one great edition, 2015, which was pretty hilly and windy as which made for some nice stages. But otherwise, its pretty boring most of it, altho the last stage always provides great racing.
 
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TourOfSardinia said:
Next year will be different
they start in Alghero the Catalan speaking city in Sardinia!
No big hill but a great place.
Really? That's pretty cool.

Not many one-week races venture abroad. I remember the Tour of Poland once having stages in Italy, and I think in Slovakia. The Tour de Suisse often visits Sölden in Austria but otherwise this probably doesn't happen a lot.

Edit: And how weird that there is a Catalan speaking city in Sardinia?!
 
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tobydawq said:
TourOfSardinia said:
Next year will be different
they start in Alghero the Catalan speaking city in Sardinia!
No big hill but a great place.
Really? That's pretty cool.

Not many one-week races venture abroad. I remember the Tour of Poland once having stages in Italy, and I think in Slovakia. The Tour de Suisse often visits Sölden in Austria but otherwise this probably doesn't happen a lot.

Edit: And how weird that there is a Catalan speaking city in Sardinia?!

That does seem a bit strange.
 

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