Vuelta a España - Stage 5: September 3 - Tarragona - Vinaros, 174km

Proycling's Analysis: The first rest day comes early, allowing the race’s followers to decamp from the Low Countries to Barcelona. The riders will transfer right after the Liège stage, giving them a day to acclimatise to the conditions of southern Catalonia. The opening stage in Spain is a leg-warmer with two categorised climbs – the second-cat Fatxas and third-cat Benifallet.

Culture Vulture: Once a key centre in the Roman empire, Tarragona’s most renowned monuments are its amphitheatre and aqueduct.

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