Today is a great day for cycling fans, as the Vuelta a España 2023 will take place today. With a challenging and varied route, this edition promises to be a true elite cycling spectacle. With an all-star cast that includes the best cyclists in the world, this edition of the Vuelta a España is ready to captivate spectators from August 26 to September 17, covering 3,153.8 kilometers over 21 stages. .
After hosting the start of the Vuelta a España, Barcelona will have to face traffic disruptions along its streets this weekend. On Saturday, the blackouts will begin at 05:00 in the morning and will expand throughout the day, until a total shielding of the center of the Catalan capital during the afternoon when a team time trial is held in the Eixample.
Given the effects, the Barcelona City Council recommends limiting car travel through the city center and the ring roads as much as possible, preferring to use the metro and the train as they are underground transport and planning all routes with enough time.
On Saturday the time trial will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This will leave from the Somorrostro beach and end at the Avenida de la Reina Maria Cristina. Likewise, official training will be held along the same route starting at 4:00 p.m.
The City Council has indicated that from 2:00 p.m. a "total isolation of the route" will be implemented, so it will not be possible to cross through the usual pedestrian crossings and it will not be possible to park in the area from Friday.
The second stage begins on Sunday, leaving Mataró (Maresme) to Barcelona. The participants will enter the capital through the Gran Via (Sants-Montjuïc district) in the direction of Montjuïc and will reach the finish line in front of the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
On Sunday, the impacts will begin around 10:00 in the morning and traffic will be cut on the route from 3:00 p.m. Likewise, it will be prohibited to park in the affected area and the tow truck will remove vehicles that do not comply with the rule.