The riders looked relaxed as they chatted with friends on rival teams and snapping selfies before going on stage with fans snapping pictures and trying to get autographs.
Team Sky with Tour de France champion Chris Froome also received cheers from the crowd as last year's runner up is looking to join Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault as the only riders to achieve the Tour-Vuelta double.
Despite the recent bad press concerning a doping positive and drunken behaviour, Katusha was welcomed by the crowd due to the presence of Joaquim 'Purito' Rodríguez who is looking for a podium finish in three weeks time.
Have a look through the gallery before the Vuelta gets underway with a beachside 7.4km team time trial Saturday.
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