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The 2013 Volta a Catalunya dates and host towns have been announced (initial details below).
Big Photos from 2012 - some Stages missing reuters
Big Photos from 2011 - all 7 Stages reuters/flockton

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News and Updates for Volta a Catalunya 2013

March 21 update:
Overlapping with Volta a Catalunya through Sunday is Settimana internazionale di Coppi e Bartali: results, big photos and highlights every day


Stage 7 Post-Race Coverage


De Gendt wins atop Montjuïc in Catalunyacyclingnews
Martin emulates Kelly, beats Rodriguez to take final overall victoryvelonation
Last 2 Km of Stage 7 (3:02 Spanish)rtve.es
Stage 7 Full Broadcast On-Demand (English, subscription req'd)cycling.tv
Stage 7 Full Broadcast On-Demand (46:13 Spanish)rtve.es
March 23 update: The final stage of this year's Volta heads back to Barcelona, where the riders will do eight passes over the cat 3 Alt de Montjuïc climb. The final pass is only 3.5 km from the final line so the first group that gets over the top will likely contest a bunch sprint. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 7 profile, map and timetable.
Martin on verge of biggest stage race success, set for head to head with Rodriguezvelonation

Stage 6 Post-Race Coverage


Full Results from Stage 6 and GCbiciciclismo
Gerrans wins chaotic sprint in Catalunyacyclingnews
Simon Gerrans speeds to victory in stage 6 of 2013 Volta Ciclista a Catalunyavelonews
Gerrans rockets to Catalunya victorysbs.au
Stage 6 Full Broadcast On-Demand (English, subscription req'd)cycling.tv
Stage 6 Full Broadcast On-Demand (51:57 Spanish)rtve.es
March 22 update: The second half of this 179 km stage from Almacelles to Valls features category 1 and catergory 2 climbs and a slight uphill finish. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 6 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 5 Post-Race Coverage


Full Results from Stage 5 and GCbiciciclismo
Parisien sprints to stage 5 win in Catalunyacyclingnews
Parisien nabs stage five win, Martin bolsters overall leadvelonation
Stage 5 Full Broadcast On-Demand (English, subscription req'd)cycling.tv
Stage 5 photoscyclingnews
Last Km of Stage 5 (4:01 Spanish)rtve.es
Stage 5 Full Broadcast On-Demand (1:11:13 Spanish)rtve.es
March 21 update: Other than a cat 2 climb at the midpoint, Stage 5 is pretty much a downhill run back to the coast starting from Rialp and finishing 157 km later in Lleida. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 5 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 4 Post-Race Coverage


34 Big Photos from the finish and podium of Stage 4flockton
Full Results from Stage 4 and GCbiciciclismo
Dan Martin wins queen stage of Catalunyacyclingnews
Martin wins stage 4 at 2013 Volta a Catalunyavelonews
Dan Martin seizes the overall lead with solo victory on Port Ainévelonation
Valverde crashes out of Volta a Catalunyacyclingnews
Regret hurts more than body for Valverdevelonews
Dan Martin Interview: On winning the Queen stage and leading the racevelonation
Dan Martin takes lead of Volta a Catalunya after supreme solo attackguardian.co.uk
34 Big Photos from the finish and podium of Stage 4flockton
Stage 4 Full Broadcast On-Demand (English, subscription req'd)cycling.tv
Stage 4 Full Broadcast On-Demand (1:18:17 Spanish)rtve.es
March 20 update: The second of two mountain stages at this year's Volta, Stage 4 ends with two hors categorie climbs with the finish being at Port Ainé — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 4 profile, map and timetable.


Stage 3 Post-Race Coverage


27 Big Photos from Stage 3flockton
Full Results from Stage 3 and GCbiciciclismo
Quintana triumphs on Vallter 2000 summit finishcyclingnews
Quintana, Valverde go one-two in stage 3 at Catalunyavelonews
Nairo Quintana attacks to stage three victory on Vallter 2000velonation
Last Km of Stage 3 (3:01 Spanish)rtve.es
Stage 3 Full Broadcast On-Demand (English)cycling.tv
27 Big Photos from Stage 3flockton
Stage 3 Verslag (Dutch, restricted to Belgium)sporza.be
More photos from Stage 3biciciclismo
More Stage 3 Photosnaciodigital.cat
Stage 3 Full Broadcast On-Demand (1:21:02 Spanish)rtve.es
March 19 update: Stage 3 is the first of two consecutive mountain stages. There are two cat 1 climbs before the hors categorie summit finish (12 km @ 7.8%) to the Vallter 2000 ski resort. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 3 profile, map and timetable.
Difficulty walking forces Horner out of Volta a Catalunyacyclingnews

Stage 2 Post-Race Coverage


Full Results from Stage 2 and GCbiciciclismo
Meersman wins Catalunya stage to Banyolecyclingnews
Meersman wins his second stage at 2013 Volta a Catalunyavelonews
Gianni Meersman goes two from two in close Banyoles sprintvelonation
Stage 2 Full Broadcast - On-Demand (English)cycling.tv
Stage 2 photoscyclingweekly.co.uk
Stage 2 Highlights (1:00 Dutch, restricted to Belgium)sporza.be
Stage 2 Full Broadcast - On-Demand (1:14:16 Spanish)rtve.es
March 18 update: Stage 2 starts from the popular pros' training town, Girona, and finishes with four lumpy circuits in Banyoles. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 2 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 1 Post-Race Coverage


Full Results from Stage 1biciciclismo
Meersman wins Catalunya stage 1 after GC raidvelonews
Meersman wins opening stage at Volta Ciclista a Catalunyacyclingnews
Agnoli, Rodriguez and Scarponi reflect on time gained on stage onevelonation
Stage 1 Full Broadcast - On-Demand (English)cycling.tv
Stage 1 Full Broadcast - On-Demand (1:27:34 Spanish)rtve.es
Stage 1 Finish Photocyclingnews
March 17 update: Stage 1 is a lumpy/hilly stage starting and ending in Calella just up the coast from Barcelona. The last of the five categorized climbs, a cat 3, crests 20 km from the finish where there should be a bunch sprint. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 1 profile, map and timetable.

2013 Volta a Catalunya Preview


Participating in the Volta a Catalunya, Alejandro Valverde is also promoting the
1.5m distance
between cars and bicyclists campaign

March 18 update:
Double Volta a Catalunya runner-up Dan Martin states he’s in shape to fight for the 2013 titlevelonation
Bradley Wiggins in action in Volta a Catalunyacyclingweekly.co.uk

March 17 update:
Official Startlist w/ bib numberssteephill.tv
2013 Volta a Catalunya features Tour, Giro champs and return of the ‘Garmin 3′velonews
David Zabriskie, Christian Vande Velde and Tom Danielson returning to racingvelonews
Vande Velde returns from suspension at Volta a Catalunyacyclingnews
Van den Broeck heads back to Volta a Catalunya gunning to build on third place of 2012velonation
Fuglsang returns to full health in time for Volta a Catalunyacyclingnews

March 15 update:
Volta a Catalunya: No More Messing Aroundpodiumcafe

March 13 update:
Stage profiles, maps, timetables are now available. See the race summary table (right) — Steve

March 11 update:
Volta a Catalunya - Valverde completa un cartel de lujoes.eurosport.yahoo
Race History with Past Winnerswikipedia



En Directo: Live Video Streaming and TV Coverage



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March 16 update: The initial options to view the 2013 Volta a Catalunya are now listed below. Unrestricted live links will appear in bold. Check back at race time for updates to the online links and tv schedules. Feel free to send in additional sources for live video or tv coverage as they become known. — Steve
media source tv or internet comments/restrictions
   live video (english)
        [subscription required]
Available Worldwide (excl. Europe) + Spain w/ English commentary. Stage 6 LIVE at 1430 UTC (1030 EDT) with Marty Macdonald & Magnus Backstedt on cycling.tv; Subscribers will also get access to the full on-demand repeat broadcast several hours after the race completes
   live video (catalan)
  tv schedule
Daily live video of the "end of each stage and finish" on local sports channel Esport3 at 15:30 CET each day
eurosport    live video (english)
   live video (english)
   live video (english)
  tv schedule (british)
  tv schedule (int'l/cet)
Live at 14:30 BST (15:30 CET on Eurosport International)
   live video (spanish)
   live video (spanish)
  tv schedule
Spanish; Teledeporte feed. Stage 1 live at 15:30 CET
   live video (spanish)
  tv schedule
Basque/Spanish; Live on ETB1.
   live video (english)
  tv schedule (see comments)
United States; Delayed broadcast each day: Stage 1-6 8-9 PM ET, Stage 7 1-2 PM ET.
live text updates ES
live text updates EN
The Spanish website Biciciclismo will have the latest race updates
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Also known as Tour of Catalonia in English, Tour de Catalogne in French, Ronde van Catalonië in Dutch.


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