History. It happened today in Barcelona on 6th January

It happened today in Barcelona - 6th January

6th January 1911

First edition of the Volta a Catalunya. The Tour de Catalonia bike race is a professional road bike race around Catalonia, Spain. The Volta a Catalunya stage race is one of the three oldest stage bike races in the world, only preceded by the famous Tour de France and the Gira d'Italia races.

The first edition of the Volta a Catalunya was on January 6th 1911 to 8th January 1911. The very first Volta a Catalunya was 363 km in total with a first stage from Barcelona to Tarragona via Sitges. The second stage was from Tarragona to Lleida. And the third from Lerida to Barcelona. Girona was not in the first Volta a Catalunya because the roads to Girona apparently were not good enough in those days. 34 riders started on Barcelona's Plaça de Sarrià. The first stage was from Barcelona to Tarragona at 97 km, the second from Tarragona to Lleida at 111 km and the final 157 km stage from Lleida back to Barcelona, totaling 363 km. 22 riders finished the race at the Velodrome di Sants. Catalan rider Sebastià Masdeu won the first and third stages and became the first overall winner. The winner's average speed was 23 km/h.

Related pages:
Volta a Catalunya wikipedia
Volta a Catalunya dates
Barcelona events

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