The Vuelta a España enters its first rest day on Monday, but before that the riders would face one more steep summit climax to a stage as they have so often during the first week.

>>> Five talking points from stage nine of the Vuelta a España

The final climb to Cumbre del Sol featured two years ago in the Vuelta when Tom Dumoulin won, and looks set to be another showdown for the GC contenders this year.

The riders will have to take on a fairly gentle opening to the 174km stage along a coastal road before ascending part of the climb with around 45km to go and then taking it on again right at the end of the stage.

Only the freshest will come out on top on ramps that reach up to 20 per cent on the 4km climb, and it looks set to be a spectacular finale.

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

The Vuelta continues on Tuesday with another day in the mountains on the 164km stage 10.