The Volta a Catalunya returns to Perpignan 67 years later

The 101st edition of the Volta a Catalunya, which will be held from March 21 to 27, 2022, will return 67 years later to the French city of Perpignan, capital Roussillon, where there will be a stage arrival and departure.

The test visited Perpignan for the last time in 1955 and the return has been possible thanks to agreement signed by the mayor of Perpignan, Louis Aliot, and the president of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya Sports Association, Rubèn Peris.

In the hundred editions prior to the race, only two stage starts and two arrivals had been registered on the streets of Perpignan, in 1949 and 1955, with victories for the French Pierre Roux (1949) and for the Catalan Josep Mateo (1955).

“La Volta is a mythical race for Catalonia and beyond. I feel particularly honored to be able to host this great sporting event In our city. It is a historic event because the last stop was in 1955! “, Said Louis Aliot.

For his part, Rubèn Peris has commented that, “since I was president of the Volta I have always had the dream of being able to stop in Perpignan, and now in the 101st edition we will bring all the spectacle of the race. I want to thank everyone who has made it possible. “

La Volta, one of the most prestigious one-week events included in the UCI World Tour calendar, was broadcast in its latest edition in 190 countries, with live images on the five continents, and year after year brings together the best teams and cyclists in the world.

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In the last edition of the Vuelta, the centenary, the victory went to the British Adam Yates, ahead of his teammates Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas.

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