Volta a Catalunya creates one-day women's race to run ahead of final stage of men's event

Race will take place ahead of men's final stage on Montjuïc circuit

Riders on the final stage of the 2017 Volta a Catalunya in Barcelona

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

There will be a new event on the women's cycling calendar in 2018 after the organisers of the Volta a Catalunya announced that they will hold a one-day women's race on the same day as a the final stage of the men's race.

The one-day race will take place ahead of the concluding stage of the men's event, which is seven days in length, using the same famous Montjuïc circuit in the heart of Barcelona.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.