After a flat stage to Tarragona on Tuesday, the Vuelta a España heads down the coast to Alcossebre for a short, sharp uphill finish.

The 175.5km route would see the first uphill finishh of this year’s race, as the riders hit the seaside town of Alcossebre, before turning onto a steep ramp to Ermita Santa Lucia.

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This will be the first really explosive test of the race, with the climb being only a few kilometres in length, and featuring gradients up to 18 percent.

Chris Froome is in the leader’s red jersey after taking it on stage three, and looked in good shape on Monday, and could be tempted to launch another move to extend his lead today.

Catch-up with the highlights of stage five of the Vuelta here or read our full report here.

The 2017 Vuelta a España runs from August 19 starting in Nîmes to September 10 in Madrid.