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2018 Volta a Catalunya Stage 7 Profile


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- News: Schachmann wins shortened stage 6.  (Cyclingnews) - Breakaway succeeds in Vielha, Valverde stays in the lead.

- Videos:  Volta a Catalunya Videos

- Results:  Volta a Catalunya Results

- Photos:  Volta a Catalunya Photos

- Start List here.

- Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 6.  Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) retained the overall race lead.

- 2018 Volta a Catalunya Stage Previews, Towns, Timetables, Profiles:

Stage details Stage profiles
Stage 1: Monday, March 19
Calella/Calella (152.3 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 2: Tuesday, March 20
Mataró/Valls (175.6 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 3: Wednesday, March 21
Sant Cugat del Valles/Vallter 2000-Setcases (199.2 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 4: Thursday, March 22
Llanars/La Molina (Alp) (170.8 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 5: Friday, March 23
Llivia/Vielha val d'Aran (212.9 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 6: Saturday, March 24
Vielha val d'Aran/Torrefarrera (194.2 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 7: Sunday, March 25
Barcelona/Barcelona (154.8 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.


- Max Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors) had this to say following his stage 6 victory: "I am so happy, you can’t believe it! I have felt good for a long period, but today being able to take my first victory is amazing. I will always remember this day. I had good sensations from the morning, actually already since yesterday. I tried a few times yesterday, but it didn’t work out. Today it was different and worked out perfectly. I was ready from the morning, even opting for my aero bike despite that climb, because I wanted to be in the break to try and get a result."

- *Stage start time changed due to reduced route because of snow.

- News: Another Volta a Catalunya stage shortened due to snow.  (Cyclingnews) - Stage 6 reduced to 117 kilometres because of weather conditions.

- News: Valverde loses time to Bernal but keeps Volta a Catalunya lead.  (Cyclingnews) - Volta leader responds well to numerous attacks on final unclassified climb.

- News: Carthy puts on aggressive performance at Volta a Catalunya.  (Cyclingnews) - British climber on the attack on back-to-back Pyrenean stages.

- News: Pantano wins on Vielha.  (Cyclingnews) - Trek-Segafredo rider wins from break.

- Jarlinson Pantano (Trek-Segafredo) following his Stage 5 victory: "We knew that today would be the day for the breakaway to go until the end and we took the opportunity. I know Laengren, we were teammates at IAM Cycling, so we had a good understanding and worked together quite well. After having some problems after Paris-Nice and feeling a bit sick when I came here, I finally could grab a victory! I had a few rough days indeed, but that's cycling: you have good days and bad days."

- Jarlinson Pantano (Trek-Segafredo) won Stage 5.  Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) remains overall leader.

- News: Bernal takes a major step forward in Volta a Catalunya.  (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky's new climber in second overall behind Valverde after La Molina.

- News: Adam Yates out with pelvis fracture following Volta a Catalunya crash.  (Cyclingnews) - Mitchelton-Scott rider off the bike for 10 days.

- News: Soler sacrifices own chance of success for Valverde in Volta a Catalunya.  (Cyclingnews) - Paris-Nice winner has no regrets after La Molina stage.

- News: Valverde primed for Volta a Catalunya victory.  (Cyclingnews) - Movistar rider repeats La Molina stage win.

- News: Valverde wins stage 4 in La Molina.  (Cyclingnews) - Movistar dominate in mountain top finish.

- Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) following his Stage 4 victory: "It was a really tough day, more importantly because of the cold temperatures. I suffered a lot at the late part of La Creueta and its descent. The move by Mitchelton on the Joy climb was a really good one, but didn't make us become nervous for two reasons: one, it was a very tough stage, and two, it was quite harder for a solo rider to reach the finish. That's why Chaves cracked near the final climb and couldn't continue his action. The team was phenomenal, all day - they kept the race always under control and stayed calm."

- Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won Stage 4 and moved back into the overall race lead.

- News: Volta a Catalunya riders praise decision to cancel Vallter 2000 climb.  (Cyclingnews) - Freezing temperatures hit even at revamped finish.

- News: Pinot finds unexpected strength at Volta a Catalunya.  (Cyclingnews) - Frenchman forms part of late breakaway, moves into sixth overall.

- News: Quintana keeps breakaways under control for Valverde in Volta a Catalunya.  (Cyclingnews) - Colombian goes with threatening move en route to stage 3 finish.

- News: De Gendt sees hard work pay off with Volta a Catalunya stage win.  (Cyclingnews) - Belgian says chances of defending top spot overall very low.

- News: Adam Yates crashes heavily in Volta a Catalunya.  (Cyclingnews) - Briton has been taken to hospital for scans, did not complete stage 3.

- News: De Gendt wins shortened stage 3.  (Cyclingnews) - Lotto Soudal rider takes over race lead from Valverde.

- Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) won Stage 3 and took over the lead in the general classification.

- Jens Zemke, Bora-Hansgrohe sports director following Stage 3: "We thought, that the race will be back together after the last climb, but suddenly the four top-climbers built the chasing group, which catered for some excitement in the peloton. We had Gregor, Davide and Jay in the reduced bunch. They were able to close the gap to the chaser but it was too late. Tomorrow will be another day and therefore another chance."

- News: Key summit finish cancelled in Volta a Catalunya over possible avalanches.  (Cyclingnews) - New stage 3 avoids two first category climbs and final ascent to Vallter 2000.

- News: Stage win moves Valverde into pole position at Volta a Catalunya.  (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard dedicates win to his son, Iban, and to Xavi Tondo.

- News: Valverde wins stage 2 in Valls.  (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard takes race lead.

- Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) following his Stage 2 victory: "We spent the whole day at the front of the bunch because of the strong winds, which could have caused some splits as we saw in previous years. After the break was caught, a window opened for us to go chase the bonus seconds, so we went for them. However, it wasn't on the team's plans to aim for the stage win, not at all. It was just that Scott got through the final climb at a really strong pace, and with the bunch strung out and many sprinters dropping, it was easier for us to seek for a good position into the main field - that was where we chose to go for the win."

- Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won Stage 2 and is new overall leader.

- News: Pinot slowly but surely moving towards top form.  (Cyclingnews) - Frenchman facing second race of season at Volta a Catalunya.

- News: Dan Martin: Volta a Catalunya GC will be a very tight battle.  (Cyclingnews) - UAE Team Emirates fielding Aru and Martin in GC battle.

- News: Hodeg takes two wins in three days for Quick-Step Floors.  (Cyclingnews) - 'The team gave me a really good opportunity here' sprinter says of stage 1 win in Catalunya.

- News: Hodeg wins opening stage in Calella.  (Cyclingnews) - Colombian plays off Quick-Step lead out perfectly to take stage 1 victory.

- Alvaro Hodeg (Quick-Step Floors) following his Stage 1 victory: "The entire team stayed with me and protected me today. On the descent, I was somewhere in the middle of the bunch, but Michael gave me a lot of confidence by telling me to stay calm and pacing me back to the front, where Bob showed an insane power in the last kilometers. Many teams wanted to be there, but thanks to these fantastic guys we were all the time in control, they made the difference today and I thank them for that."

- Alvaro Hodeg (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 1 and is first leader in the general classification.

- News: Nairo Quintana on good form for Volta a Catalunya but says Valverde is likely better.  (Cyclingnews) - Colombian champion starts as Movistar co-leader, but also ready to move into helper role.

- News: Van Garderen to lead BMC Racing for Catalunya.  (Cyclingnews) - News shorts.

- News: Woods building towards Ardennes Classics in Catalunya.  (Cyclingnews) - EF Education First-Drapac on 'home turf'.

- Preview: 2018 Volta a Catalunya Preview.  (Cyclingnews) - Huge number of contenders, but Movistar look the strongest.

- Update:  Volta a Catalunya was a last-minute scratch from the FuboTV schedule.  We do not have more info at this time.

- EF Education First-Drapac for Volta a Catalunya:

Mike Woods
Nate Brown
Hugh Carthy
Joe Dombrowski
Alex Howes
Pierre Rolland
Rigoberto Uran

- Mike Woods (EF Education First-Drapac): "Catalunya has the pace of a one-week race over terrain that you’d typically find in the final week of a grand tour.  In the third week of a grand tour the courses are often extremely challenging; however, by this time the top 10 or so riders have established themselves, and there is a bit more civility in the peloton -- guys are more focused on surviving as opposed to attacking.  There is no civility in Catalunya. It’s aggressive racing from the gun to tape."

- Quick-Step Floors team for Volta a Catalunya:

Alvaro Jose Hodeg Chagui (COL)
Bob Jungels (LUX)
James Knox (GBR)
Enric Mas (ESP)
Michael Mørkøv (DEN)
Jhonnatan Narvaez (ECU)
Maximilian Schachmann (GER)

- Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors): "Tirreno-Adriatico went a bit differently than I had expected. I came there in a good shape but I got sick after a few days and just didn’t have the legs on the key stages, but finished off with a solid time trial, which was reassuring. Catalunya is a race I’ve never done before and one of the hardest on the calendar, but I’m really looking forward to it. We have a strong team and hopefully we’ll come out of the race with some nice results."

- Harald Morscher (Team Bahrain-Merida, directeur sportif): "I think we have a very strong line-up this year at Volta Ciclista A Catalunya and we have high expectations to make some good results. Giovanni Visconti will be our captain and just next to him is Matej Mohorič, who is in a good shape as we could’ve seen in Larciano and he is ready to ride strong too.  Niccoló Bonifazio is there for the sprints and we have great riders to satisfy all the TBM fans.  Enrico Gasparotto is in the preparation for his Classic goals, so for sure he is uprising his shape. Enrico already made great stage results at the past Catalunya races. Domen Novak had a nice performance on last Catalunya and will support our Leaders for GC especially at the mountain stages. Grega Bole will be our experienced man to guide his teammates during the week. Valerio Agnioli and his huge team experience is also a guarantee that we will perform with strong team that has big appetites at Catalunya."

- BMC Racing team roster for the 2018 Volta a Catalunya:

Patrick Bevin (NZL)
Brent Bookwalter (USA)
Nicolas Roche (IRL)
Joey Rosskopf (USA)
Tejay van Garderen (USA)
Loïc Vliegen (BEL)
Danilo Wyss (SUI)
BMC Sports Directors: Valerio Piva (ITA), Jackson Stewart (USA)

- Valerio Piva (BMC D.S.): "We are going into the race with Tejay as our leader for the General Classification. He is feeling good following his crash at Paris-Nice and he is really motivated to start racing. He has won stages here on two occasions in the past and both of those finishes will feature in this year's race, so he knows it well."

- Volta a Catalunya TV broadcasters in 2018 include FuboTV, Esport3, Tdp, Eurosport, Eitb,...

- News: Volta a Catalunya to hold one-day women's race. (Cyclingnews) - Event to take place on Montjuïc ahead of final men's stage.

- Note that race organizers have announced that they will have a women's one-day race in 2018.

- Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won the 2017 Volta a Catalunya.

- This page will be updated throughout the race.

- The 2018 Volta a Catalunya is being held March 19-25.

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2018 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya LIVE
March 19-25, Spain
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Stage 7 starts at 10:30am CET
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Finish at around 2:16pm CET
(8:16am U.S. Eastern)

Live video from 12:25pm CET
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2018 Volta a Catalunya Stage 3 Profile (Update: This is the new Stage 3 profile as the route has changed due to fear of avalanches)


Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team), seen here winning Stage 3, won the 2017 Volta a Catalunya.
photo Namuss Films/Volta a Catalunya


Nairo Quintana won the 2016 Volta a Catalunya.  (file photo)
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2018 Volta a Catalunya Stage Profiles (coming)


2018 Volta a Catalunya Photos (coming)

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) wins Stage 3 ahead of Dan Martin.
photo Namuss Films/Volta a Catalunya

Movistar Team on their way to winning the Stage 2 Team Time Trial.  Note: BMC Racing have been awarded the Stage 2 TTT victory following a penalty assessed to Movistar.
photo Namuss Films/Volta a Catalunya