The Volta Ciclista a Catalunya has already defined all the participating teams in its 102nd edition, which will take place between the next 20 and 26 March and will once again bring the spectacle of the best cycling worldwide on the Catalan roads.
As usual, the Catalan UCI World Tour event will enjoy the presence of the 18 best cycling teams in the world, the UCI WordTeam, who have their mandatory participation in all the events of the highest world category. A participation that is added to that of the seven UCI ProTeam teams that the organization of the race has invited and that will take part in the 2023 edition, which will start in Sant Feliu de Guíxols to finish in Barcelona after seven exciting stages and full of attractions.
As a team that has its presence assured as one of the two best UCI ProTeams in the world ranking, it will be Lotto Dstnyteam of one of the great emblems of world cycling and of the Volta in particular of the last decade as it is thomas degendt, stage winner in five different editions of the Catalan race (2013, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2021). The Belgian team also has the Danish Andreas Kronfirst leader of the Volta 2021.
For his part, a person known for his career as a UCI WorldTeam will also participate in the Volta, Israel-Premier Techa team of old acquaintances from the Catalan race such as Chris Froomea four-time winner of the Tour de France who has accumulated eight participations in the Volta, the Canadian michael woods6th in the 2019 edition, or the South African Daryl Impeystage winner in the 2017 edition.
With his invitation, the Burgos-BH team will experience its fourth participation in the Volta after the 2018, 2019 and 2022 editions. Navarro will also repeat his presence in the race Caja Rural-Seguros RGAthe Spanish team with the longest history as a UCI ProTeam, with more than a consecutive decade in the elite, which includes the Catalans in its 2023 team Abel Balderstone, Joel Nicolau, and Eduard Prades.
The Kern Pharma Team will enjoy its third presence in a race in which it has already taken part in its last two editions. The young structure of Navarra continues to be the professional team with the most Catalan cyclists in its squad, with Roger Adrià, Kiko Galván, Álex Jaime, Jordi López, Martí Márquez and Pau Miquel. It will also be the third consecutive year in the Volta for the Euskaltel-Euskadi team, which has not failed in the event since the historic structure of the Euskadi Foundation recovered its international status.
Lastly, it will repeat its presence after its participation in the last edition on One-X Pro Cycling Team. The Norwegian team, which made its debut in UCI World Tour stage races in the last Volta a Catalunya, has established itself as one of the great teams of the world elite, as it demonstrated in the last Volta with two cyclists (Tobias Johannessen and Torstein Træen) finishing in the top ten of the general classification.
Thus, between the next 20 and 26 March, the best cyclists in the world will once again compete on the Catalan roads in the 102nd edition of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, which remains consolidated as an unmissable event on the international cycling calendar. The 25 participating teams will seek to take over from Colombian Sergio Higuita (BoraHansgrohe), the last winner of the centenary history of the third oldest stage race in the world after the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia.