After stage 14’s summit finish, stage 15 of the 2017 Vuelta a España is another day in the mountains, with a high-altitude summit finish at the end of a short 129.7 km stage.
The finish on the Sierra Nevada is the highest in this year’s race, 2,510m above sea level, giving the possibility of unexpected results if any riders struggle with the altitude.
Chris Froome (Team Sky) goes into the stage with a 55-seond lead over Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), and may be tempted to go on the attack in an attempt to extend that lead with Monday offering a rest day to recover.
However with a flat 40.2km time trial coming on the back of the rest day, it might be up to Froome’s rivals to attack as they try to limit the Brit’s lead heading into a stage against the clock where Froome is likely to gain further time.
Catch-up with the highlights of the Vuelta a España stage 15 here, or read our full report here.
The Vuelta concludes on Sunday, September 10 in the capital Madrid.