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A panorama of Logroño, site of the stage 5 circuit race (photo credit: Miguel Ortiz)

August 21 update: Stage 5 will be circuit race featuring eight laps around Logroño, the capital of the autonomous community of La Rioja. This is the 16th time Logroño is hosting a Vuelta stage.

The route will mostly flat with a long final stretch towards the finish line which sets up for a mass sprint. — Steve