Tibidabo is the highest mountain surrounding Barcelona, at 500 meters height. You can see the church on top from all over the city.
It is mpressive, iluminated at night. Tibidabo is the goal of every cyclist in Barcelona.
But Barcelona is a big and busy city, and it is not very usual that a professional cycling race had a finish at the top of this iconic mountain.
It is much more popular Montjuic, which had many stage endings in Volta a Catalunya and also in Vuelta a España (even in the Tour de France 2009!)
In this article you can read some details of the climb and several sides that Tibidabo has.
So far, just in 3 times Volta a Catalunya finished at the top of Tibidabo, they were the years 1955 (vistory for Aldredo Esmatges), 1986 (victory for Johan Van de Velde), and 2007 with an espectacular ending in the steepest part (the so-called parking road) with Samuel Sánchez ahead of Dimitri Vinokourov.
We wish we had stage endings at Tibidabo much more often!