And so the Tinkoff-Saxo show continues. Following one of Michael Rogers’ best days of his career, Rafal Majka claimed his second Tour de France win today on stage 17. The Polish rider also increased his lead in the Mountains Classification over Joaquim Rodriguez by a considerable margin. In the race for the podium, it was a fantastic day for Jean-Christophe Péraud’s who came in forth (the only rider who could follow Nibali up the final climb) and only eight seconds from third spot overall behind Thibaut Pinot.

Stage 18 is the Tour’s final mountain day remaining and traverses over the iconic Col du Tourmalet and a summit finish on Hautacam [stage profile]. It’s only 145 kilometers which should make it a stage full of fireworks. If this doesn’t get you in the mood, then nothing will!
Read the full race report and results from Stage 17 of the 2014 Tour de France here.

Enjoy the photos from stage 17 courtesy of BrakeThrough Media (follow on Instagram and Twitter) and Cor Vos.