#TDF2015: Teams ready to battle it out in stage 17
The riders are set to take on a 171km long route from Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup in the French Alps.
GAP - Following Tuesday's rest day, riders are back on their bikes today for stage 17 of the Tour de France and it's expected to get tougher.
Team MTN-Qhubeka, who's Eritrean rider Daniel Teklehaimanot finished seventh on Monday, spent his day at the team's hotel, while mechanics went about tweaking the bikes for race day.
Team principal Doug Ryder and his charges will be looking to hold on to the number 2 ranking on the team classifications ahead of favourites, Team Sky.
Team Sky's Chris Froome will also be looking to maintain his 3 minute lead over Nairo Quintana in the battle for the Yellow Jersey.
Riders are set to take on a 171km long route from Digne-les-Bains to Pra Loup in the French Alps and begin making their mark as the tour draws to a close.
Tinkoff-Saxo's Peter Sagan and Alberto Contador seemed relatively calm, despite the former coming so close to stage victories in every race and losing out at the death.
With the rest day now over, it's time for riders to make every kilometre count as we draw closer to the finish in Paris.
Team MTN-Qhubeka enjoyed some good off time, speaking to media and signing autographs, while mechanics made sure their bikes were being tweaked for the next five days.
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