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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of stage 14 of the Vuelta a España,

After yesterday's time trial we remain in Galicia in north-west Spain today for a long and rolling stage towards an uphill finish in Ourense.

It looks like a possible day for the breakaway today. The finale is uphill – 1.1km at 6.5 per cent, so the sprinter's teams shouldn't be working hard to bring things back. Meanwhile, the GC men are likely to lose ground to Roglič, who has the strongest kick of the podium contenders, so the likes of Ineos Grenadiers and EF Pro Cycling might not work only to possibly lose a few more seconds at the line.

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Here's our report on yesterday's stage, which saw Primož Roglič retake the red jersey in the only time trial of the race.

205km to go

A small group is away right from the start, though they aren't far ahead of the peloton.

197km to go

Mitchelton-Scott lead the peloton at the moment.

190km to go

That group has been caught, though. Still no breakaway at the moment.

ISN are down a rider as Alexis Renard abandons.

180km to go

That group has swelled considerably. 26 riders are out front now.

We'll see if the peloton let them ride away.

165km to go

Guillaume Martin, Soler and Wellens are trying again. Zdenek Stybar (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Dylan van Baarle (Ineos Grenadiers) and Michael Woods (EF Pro Cycling) are also on the move.

Martin has dropped back to the peloton as Jumbo-Visma do the work.

155km to go

A 49kph average pace in the first hour of racing.

150km to go

Barbero is dropped from the front group and he's caught by the two chasers.

And now Barbero, Hofstede and Izagirre have been caught.

The break at the moment: Zdenek Štybar (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Marc Soler (Movistar), Dylan van Baarle (Ineos Grenadiers), Michael Woods (EF Pro Cycling), Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal), Thymen Arensman (Sunweb), Pierre-Luc Périchon (Cofidis).

The riders are still some 50km away from the first classified climb of the day. There's plenty of rolling road to tackle before that, though.

The peloton has let that group go now. Astana lead the way and the gap is up to three minutes.

The makeup of the break is interesting, of course. We have a man apiece from EF, Ineos and Movistar out front. The summit of today's final climb – the Alto de Abelaira – lies 22.7km from the line. At 7.6km and a gradient of just 3.8 per cent it's hardly prime Roglič ambush territory but hey, there's a chance we might see Carthy, Carapaz or Mas have a go.

Here's what Tim Wellens had to say about today's stage.