Stages

  • After Thursday evening’s start ceremony on Salou seafront, Friday’s new-look leg heads west for a double run through Vilaplana, the new La Granadella, and Riba-roja. The morning and afternoon loops are split by service and the six stages total 112.02km.
  • Saturday’s leg, north-east of Salou, is the longest, containing 117.54km of competition across seven stages. Savallà, a revised Querol – Les Pobles and El Montmell are driven twice either side of service before the day ends with the popular seafront test in Salou.
  • Sunday’s finale contains two laps of the Santa Marina and Riudecanyes stages, with the opening Santa Marina test in darkness. A mid-leg service divides the loops, with the second pass of Riudecanyes forming the bonus-points paying Wolf Power Stage.
  • The 17 stages cover 280.46km.

 

Iconic Stage

  • Friday’s Riba-roja test. It’s the shortest of the day but fiendishly difficult. Incredibly twisty and undulating throughout, with a climb full of hairpins and heavy braking at the start and an equally tough descent. The middle section formed part of the classic mixed surface Terra Alta stage, last used in 2017. Last driven in this format in 2012.

 

Service park

  • Based on the edge of the holiday resort of Salou, right next to the PortAventura World theme park, one of Europe’s biggest fun attractions. Mechanics work on their cars to a backdrop of rollercoasters and water rides.