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 Vuelta a Espana 2018: week two - photo gallery
Simon Yates started the second week in the red jersey, having claimed the race lead on stage nine
The week started with a bunch sprint, however, with QuickStep Floors' Elia Viviani emerging triumphant
Alessandro de Marchi triumphed on stage 11, as the breakaway succeeded
...and showed the effort it takes, physically and emotionally, to get a win over the line on a Grand Tour stage
Stage 12 was all about the breakaway as well when a large group went clear, with action for both the stage win and the general classification
Alexandre Geniez took the stage win, just edging out Dylan van Baarle on the line
Jesus Herrada took over the race lead, however, meaning a very rare leader's jersey for the Cofidis team - ten years after they last led a Grand Tour
And Cofidis were not the only sponsors celebrating after a long while - the returning Euskadi had cause for their own celebrations the following day when Oscar Rodriguez bagged victory on La Camperone
It was not all serious business on La Camperone. Floris de Tier orchestrates the crowd...
...and Ivan Cortina even found time to pop a wheelie
Richard Carapaz and Tony Gallopin show their pain faces, however - it's not fun and games when there's a race to be won.
Rodriguez celebrates with his team-mates as he prepares for the podium
...and earns a big hug from his DS too
Nairo Quintana stole a march on Simon Yates at the end in the GC battle, meanwhile, looking back to assess his GC rival as he crossed the finish line
Jesus Herrada's spirited efforts in the red jersey were appreciated by his fans, and ensured he held the race lead for another day too...
...before he attempted to cool off post-race
Simon Yates stole the limelight back again the following day, however - soloing to victory at Les Praeres
A Union Jack-bearing fan celebrates Yates' stage win - a result which put him back in the race lead
Yates celebrates on the podium after reclaiming the red jersey
Alejandro Valverde tested the British rider on the Lagos de Covadonga climb but he resisted his and Nairo Quintana's attacks
The normally picture-perfect stage was shrouded in fog to make for a dramatic backdrop for the end of the second week
Thibaut Pinot digs deep on his way to stage victory - he has now won stages at all three Grand Tours in his career
Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana remain Yates' biggest challengers, however, ahead of the final week - the Movistar duo sit second and third respectively going into the final week