And that's where I'm going to leave it for today. The report on today's stage is taking shape.
Thanks for reading and you're input this afternoon. We'll be back from 16:00 BST on Sunday to watch Chris Froome complete his quest to become the first British rider to win the Vuelta.
It's a twilight finish in Madrid so we'll have all the build-up and the post-race reaction. Be sure to join us.