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Aleksei Tsatevich won last year’s final stage circuit around Barcelona. Photo via skysports.com

The traditional final stage at the Volta a Catalunya, with a circuit around the Alto de Montjuic mountain, a day for the break or late attack. But yet again Valverde could be eyeing up another stage...

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The man of the moment, Alejandro Valverde, could make it a hat-trick of stage wins on Stage 6. Photo via au.eurosport.com

The penultimate stage in a race that has been anything but predictable. An undulating stage with some stern climbing should see a good opportunity for the break to go the...

Thomas De Gent took the win atop of Port Aine, in last year’s Queen stage. Photo via sbs.com.au

The last time the race visited the climb to Lo Port, last year’s winner Nairo Quintana had just turned one. The race returns after a twenty-six-year absence and this year’s edition will be decided on...

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Woet Pouls won from a break in a similar stage last year. Photo via sbs.co.uk

A rather bizarre stage profile which is pretty much downhill all the way for the first half and then things get a little lumpy, with a cat 2 climb coming with just 15km to go. Woet Pouls won from a breakaway in a...

Dan Martin won the stage to La Molina in 2016. Photo via sbs.com.au

We won’t get into the aftermath of the stage 2 TTT, @LaVelocipede has summed up our thoughts perfectly here, but as expected the TTT has completely ripped up the GC race with Valverde sitting pretty with a two second lead over...

BMC won the 38km TTT at the Volta a Valencia in February this year. Photo via cyclingnews.com

Stage 2 brings the predicted deciding moment in the GC race. It’s the first TTT in the race since 2005, except that was 21.2km shorter. This stage is 41.3 km and will see the riders climb over 600...

This will be the sixth time that the Volta a Catalunya begins with a stage around Calella. The route is never the same. and neither is the outcome. Photo via iamcycling.ch

The Volta a Catalunya starts in the way that it has since 2012, with a route around Calella and this year’s Calella circuit...

Nairo Quintana won’t be back to defend the race he won in 2016. Photo via eurosport.com

If you’re are a fan of bunch sprints then you’d best turn your attention to the semi-classics going on in Belgium this week, as this race offers minimal chances for the sprinters, which makes you wonder why...

Last year's podium. Photo via roadbikeaction.com
Last year’s podium. Photo via roadbikeaction.com

Just before the focus fully shifts towards northern Europe and the spring classics, down in Catalunya the general classification men are set to duke it out in a tough and testing edition of the Volta a Catalunya. The line-up this year is...