Simon Yates sat pretty at the top of the general classification as the Vuelta a Espana entered its second and final rest day, but there will be plenty to play for in the final six stages after an intriguing series of battles in week two.

Yates, who won stage 14 on Les Praeres to reclaim the race lead, sits 26 seconds clear of Alejandro Valverde and a further seven ahead of Nairo Quintana overall.

He even gained a handful of seconds on the Movistar duo on the fog-shrouded Lagos de Covadonga climb which concluded stage 15.

Thibaut Pinot won on the iconic climb, while there was cause for celebration for two famous old names too - Cofidis and Euskadi finding themselves back in the limelight.

With new climbs, challenging gradients and, despite the fog, plenty to enjoy on the iconic Lagos de Covadonga ascent too, we've picked out 23 pictures, from the lens of Stefano Sirotti, which sum up the second week.

And, if you're really missing your Vuelta fix on the second rest day, you can also relive the first week's action here.

Vuelta a Espana 2018: general classification after stage 15

1) Simon Yates (GBR) - Mitchelton-Scott - 64.13.33hrs
2) Alejandro Valverde (ESP) - Movistar +26"
3) Nairo Quintana (COL) - Movistar +33"
4) Miguel Angel Lopez (COL) - Astana +43"
5) Steven Kruijswijk (NED) - LottoNL-Jumbo +1.29
6) Enric Mas (ESP) - QuickStep Floors +1.55
7) Thibaut Pinot (FRA) - Groupama-FDJ +2.10
8) Rigoberto Uran (COL) - EF-Drapac +2.27
9) Ion Izagirre (ESP) - Bahrain-Merida +3.03
10) Emanuel Buchmann (GER) - Bora-hansgrohe +3.15