Watch: Vuelta a España stage six highlights

Catch up with the action from the sixth stage of the Vuelta a España

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

After the short, sharp uphill finish to Ermita Santa Lucia near Alcossebre on Wednesday, the Vuelta a España heads down the coast to Alcossebre for a short, sharp uphill finish.

The 204.4km route would see the riders take on five categorised climbs from Vila-real to Sagunt, the final of which, the Puerto de Garbi, tops out 36.4km from the finish on the coast.

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Chris Froome is in the leader’s red jersey after taking it on stage three, and will be hoping for another untroubled day in the race lead.

Meanwhile many of the lesser known riders will be looking to get into the day's breakaway, with the lumpy parcours appearing suitable for an escape effort.

Catch-up with the highlights of stage six 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.