Tour of Catalonia: behind the Tour and the Giro die Volta on the podium of eternity

The basics The Tour of Catalonia, one of the oldest stage races, starts today on the beach of Calella. On the route planned a year ago, which could not celebrate its 100th edition in 2020, Christophe Froome had a large Ineos team across from Christophe Froome for this “anniversary” Volta.

On January 6, 1911, Sebastien Masdeu Menasanch, born on January 6, 1889, died on January 6, 1964, in his home in Tarragona, on the first stage of the first tour of Catalonia. The final winner after a second success two days later in Barcelona cashed in 975 pesetas, the non-invented equivalent of … 6 euros! Chris Froome could have paid tribute to the character by negotiating a little better …