The first collective stage in this Tour of Spain ((2.WT, 14/08-5/09) was again ridden in the Spanish heat. With the thermometer showing almost 40 degrees, the peloton rode at a moderate pace from Caleruega to Burgos in 166.7 kilometer. Once the last survivor of the early breakaway was caught at the entry of Burgos, the sprint trains were formed. Jasper Philipsen took the win ahead of Fabio Jakobsen, with Riccardo Minali finishing at a nice 8th place. Meintjes and Eiking lost some time in the general classification because of a crash with 4 kilometer to go, ahead of the first uphill finish in this Vuelta, on top of the Picon Blanco (7,6km à 9,1%).