After a mountainous weekend and a rest day to transfer up to the north of Spain, the 2017 Vuelta a España gets back underway with a 40.2km individual time trial from Circuito de Navarra to Logroño.
With nine summit finishes in the race, this is a rare opportunity for the riders to “enjoy” a flatter day in the saddle, with no hills on the route, and smooth road surfaces guaranteed with the first few kilometres taking place on a motor racing circuit.
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However with the stage coming on the back of the rest day, there could be some unexpected results as riders’s bodies react differently to having to put in another hard effort after a relatively easy day riding to the café on Monday.
Catch-up with the highlights of the Vuelta a España stage 16 here, or read our full report here.
The Vuelta concludes on Sunday, September 10 in the capital Madrid.