There aren’t too many big names among early starters, although Josef Cerny (Deceuninck-QuickStep) could be one to be seen in a few minutes. On stage yesterday a number of riders lost time, so anyone leaving early is already out of the GC controversy.
As for the pure TT experts, we have Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck-QuickStep) at 14:13 and Rohan Dennis at 15:04, and the GC’s hopes will follow after that.
Vacek goes down the ramp and stage 2 of the Volta a Catalunya proceeds.
🚴♂️ Etapa 2️⃣🚩 @ CCPlaEstany🏁 @ CCPlaEstany🔛 18.5 kms ➡️ Contrarellotge individual🏆 # VoltaCatalunya100 pic.twitter.com/vP2U66x2CbMarch 23, 2021
Today’s course is a 18.5km continuous curve, starting and finishing in Banyoles.
“It’s mostly moving terrain, although there is a small steep climb about three kilometers from the finish, which will ensure that the teams have to think hard about the best strategy and equipment for the finish. course, “Roberto Benet from Volta ‘s technical department told us ahead of the race.
Rarely in the Volta
This is the first ‘normal’ medium length ITT in the race since Chris Boardman won a similar 18.5 kilometer walk around the nearby city of Girona, back in 1998. Since then, there has been a test of time There has been a mountain – all uphill – in 2007 and a prologue as far back as 2010, but without any other individual chronos in the last decade.
The first rider of Qhubeka-Assos ’is Karel Vacek. The riders are leaving in another order of the general classification and, although Jan Bakelants (Intermarché) was killed last year after the opening stage yesterday, he suffered a knee injury in an accident and will not continue. him on in the race.
Andreas Kron (Lotto Soudal), with the leader’s jumper after winning the opening platform, is the last rider down the ramp at 16:35.
A beautiful sunny day in Banyoles, where we have an 18.5km circuit.
The first rider starts at 13:41 local time, so in just under 10 minutes.
Halo there and welcome there for the individual time test on level 2 of the Volta a Catalunya. We’ve had a small opening day and our Pyrenean levels are up for grabs, but today we have a test against the clock that is sure to affect the overall complexity of this race.