The Jumbo-Visma stranglehold at La Vuelta is… over!
Sadly, it was not quite as dramatic as it sounds. After Jumbo sports director Addy Engels announced before Stage 5 that the team planned to hand over the red jersey, well, they did exactly that. That allowed Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ) to take over at the head of the race, although he will have to survive the race’s first summit finish to cling onto it for a second day on Thursday and keep his hopes alive of surpassing his four days in red at the 2018 Vuelta.
So what's in store on Stage 6?
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The first summit finish and the first major climbs should shuffle the pack and coax out the genuine GC contenders, although it could well be a breakaway that goes the distance and battles for the win on the Pico Jano – a largely benign 12.6km pass being used for the first time in Vuelta history.
"This is a great chance if you’re feeling good to go into that and do as much as you can, get as much time as you can. I think we’ll probably see a very aggressive final climb," said a very excited Adam Blythe on The Breakaway.
Before that, the shorter but harder Collada de Brenes with its two 15% ramps and less forgiving average gradient of 8.2% should prove a sterner test.

How can I watch La Vuelta on TV and livestream?

Each and every stage will be broadcast on Eurosport and GCN+, bookended by The Breakaway, presented by Orla Chennaoui.
Adam Blythe and Dan Lloyd will also be in the studio, while Laura Meseguer will be on-site speaking to the people that matter.

When is Stage 6

Tune in from 13:30 - 17:15 BST on Thursday, August 25 to watch Stage 6 of La Vuelta.
Watch the action on Eurosport 1, with uninterrupted coverage on discovery+

Stage 6 profile and route map
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