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As it happened: Remco Evenepoel extends GC lead on Vuelta a España stage 5

TOPSHOT Team Alpecins Australian rider Kaden Groves celebrates as he crosses the finish line in first place after the fifth stage of the 2023 La Vuelta cycling tour of Spain a 1862 km race from Morella to Burriana on August 30 2023 Photo by JOSE JORDAN AFP Photo by JOSE JORDANAFP via Getty Images

Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) celebrates his stage 5 win in Burriana (Image credit: JOSE JORDAN / AFP via Getty Images)

The route profile of stage 5 of the 2023 Vuelta a España

The route profile of stage 5 of the 2023 Vuelta a España  (Image credit: ASO/Unipublic)

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of stage 5 of the Vuelta a España!

A look at the map for today's stage as the riders head south towards the coast.

It looks like we should see a sprint finish today with a largely flat run to the line on the stage and just one classified climb.

Two riders won't take the start today, including a sprinter – Bryan Coquard. The Cofidis rider suffered an expected fractured scapu