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Video: Tour de France Stage 16 highlights

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Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) emerged from an early 38-man break to win alone at the end of stage 16.

Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) emerged from an early 38-man break to win alone at the end of stage 16. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) is the new leader of the mountains classification.

Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) is the new leader of the mountains classification. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Frenchman Thomas Voeckler and Brice Feillu emerged from the early 38-man break.

Frenchman Thomas Voeckler and Brice Feillu emerged from the early 38-man break. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Sky's Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome keep a close eye on GC rival Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale).

Sky's Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome keep a close eye on GC rival Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale). (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) leads Sky's Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome across the finish line.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) leads Sky's Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome across the finish line. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Frenchman Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) rode to his second 2012 Tour de France stage victory on Wednesday, prevailing on Stage 16 to Bagnères-de-Luchon after 197km.

Voeckler also took the lead in the king of the mountains classification, getting the better of Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana) with the Frenchman holding a narrow four-point lead at day's end.

General classification hopeful Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) did his best to put a dint in the overall lead of Bradley Wiggins (Sky) but his attack was unsuccessful. Wiggins, teammate and second-placed overall teammate Chris Froome along with the Italian finished the stage together meaning the virtual podium remains unchanged for another day.