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Volta a Catalunya 2012

Date range:
March 19-25, 2012

2012 Volta a Catalunya

The UCI World Tour rolls into north eastern Spain this week with the 92rd staging of the Volta a Catalunya (Tour of Catalunya), a race that celebrated its 100th anniversary last season when Michele Scarponi raced to victory.

 

This year's renewal of the seven stage race, which comes quickly on the back of Milan-San Remo, sees several Tour de France contenders lining up. This year's Paris-Nice winner Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) will be considered to be one of the favourites after him and his team have made an impressive start to 2012. He will be challenged though by the likes of Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), in a race that promises to live up to its fabled history.

Stages

  1. Michael Albasini (GreenEdge) soloed to victory in stage 1 of the Volta a Catalunya.
    Stage 1Monday, March 19 2012
    Location:
    Calella - Calella
    Distance:
    138.9km
  2. No sense of urgency for the peloton early in stage 2.
    Stage 2Tuesday, March 20 2012
    Location:
    Girona - Girona
    Distance:
    161km
  3. Julian Dean (GreenEdge) hit a parked car while trying to avoid a crash.
    Stage 3Wednesday, March 21 2012
    Location:
    La Vall d'en Bas (Sant Esteve d'en Bas) - Port-Ainé
    Distance:
    210.9km
  4. Stage 4Thursday, March 22 2012
    Location:
    Tremp - Ascó
    Distance:
    199km
  5. Julien Simon (Saur-Sojasun)
    Stage 5Friday, March 23 2012
    Location:
    Ascó - Manresa
    Distance:
    207.1km
  6. Euskaltel-Euskadi's Samuel Sanchez waves to the crowd.
    Stage 6Saturday, March 24 2012
    Location:
    Sant Fruitós de Bages - Badalona Centre Comercial Màgic
    Distance:
    169.4km
  7. Michael Albasini (GreenEdge) won the 2012 Volta a Catalunya
    Stage 7Sunday, March 25 2012
    Location:
    Badalona Centre Comercial Màgic - Barcelona
    Distance:
    119.8km
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