NBC Sports Tour De France 2012: Stage 16 Results, Leaderboard and Highlights

Ryan HeidrichCorrespondent IIJuly 18, 2012

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, FRANCE - JULY 18:  Thomas Voeckler of France riding for Europcar celebrates as he wins stage sixteen of the 2012 Tour de France from Pau to Bagneres-de-Luchon on July 18, 2012 in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Stage 16 of the Tour de France is now in the books. Frenchman Thomas Voeckler won the monstrous climbs in the Pyrenees to win the 16th stage with a time of five hours, 35 minutes and two seconds. With the stage win, Voeckler finds himself in 23rd place.

The current leader, Bradley Wiggins did his best to keep pace with his main competitors and will retain the yellow jersey for the 10th straight day. Wiggins finished the stage in 12th place, seven minutes behind Voeckler.

Wiggin's teammate Christopher Froome remained in second place overall as their team, Sky Procycling is continuing their dominance over the rest of the field.

Wiggins currently holds a two-minute lead over Froome and with just four stages remaining it would be surprising to see anyone but Wiggins win the Tour de France.

You can view highlights from Stage 16 here

Here is how the leaderboard currently looks:

Rider Country Time Team Age

1. Bradley Wigggins

Great Britain 74:15:32 Sky 32
2. Christopher Froome Great Britain 74:17:37 Sky 27
3. Vincenzo Nibali Italy 74:17:55  LIQ  27 
4. Jurgen Van Den Broeck  Belgium  74:21:18  LTB  29 
5. Haimar Zubeldia  Spain  74:22:45  RNT  35 
6. Tejay Van Garderen  United States  74:23:27  BMC  23 
7. Cadel Evans  Australia   74:23:38  BMC  35 
8. Janez Brajkovic   Slovenia  74:24:41  AST  28 
9. Pierre Rolland  France  74:25:42  EUC  25 
10. Thibaut Pinot  France  74:27:19  FDJ  22

Click here to view the complete 2012 Tour de France leaderboard.

On Deck: Stage 17

Stage 17 will feature a 143.5 kilometers trek which will force riders to climb to a max elevation of 1,755 meters. The last 61 meters will drain riders as they climb to Port de Bales. The climb will take them from 503 meters to the highest point on the ride, 1,755 meters.