Wednesday July 18th, 2012

Stage 16Pau / Bagnères-de-Luchon

Start 11h20 GMT 2+

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video18.07.2012 in 23:00Summary of the race

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Summary of the race

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Stage summary18.07.2012 in 17:14Voeckler: the prince becomes King of the Climbs

Thomas Voeckler began his making a name for himself at the Tour de France during the reign of Richard Virenque who raced with one thing in mind in the twilight years of his career, winning the polka-dot jersey. Back in 2004, Voeckler was the French champion but he would become a leader of the Tour with a long stint in the yellow jersey. Eight years later he is still making a name for himself. He likes to put on a show. He likes to attack. He likes to chase points. He likes to win! He did all...

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video18.07.2012 in 16:00Interview - Stage Winner

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Interview - Stage Winner

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Sporting stakes19.07.2012 in 11:00One last opportunity...

There are two crucial stages yet to come in the 2012 Tour de France: the third high mountaintop finish of this year's edition and the time trial on the final Saturday. After stage 16, Bradley Wiggins was asked if he believed the psychological blows he had already delivered to his main overall rivals was enough to make them consider racing for a place on the podium rather than the victory. “Not yet,” said the race leader. “They gave us a good go over on the climbs today and tomorrow is...

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interview18.07.2012 in 18:26Thomas Voeckler: I felt I had good legs

He was fourth overall in 2011 and the Parisian podium became a dream for Thomas Voeckler. He won't stand in the middle of the Champs-Elysées by improving on his position in the overall rankings but now he's in contention for the King of the Mountains crown...

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interview18.07.2012 in 18:14Europcar and FDJ-Big-Mat in a battle of French pride

Two French teams are yielded plenty of rewards for their aggression in the Tour de France this July. Both Europcar and FDJ-BigMat have won two stages a piece and now they've also claimed the daily prize in the team classification. In Pau, in the stage before the rest day, it was Pierrick Fedrigo who won the stage and helped his squad to the collective prize. In Luchon-de-Bagnères it was Thomas Voeckler leading the way once again. Pierre Rolland lost some time to Bradley Wiggins but he...

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interview18.07.2012 in 18:03Sagan: We will see what happens tomorrow

With the leader of the points classification finishing over 22 minutes behind the stage winner, one interviewer decided to ask Peter Sagan about the approach of his team's true leader, Vincenzo Nibali instead... «He tried everything to crack Bradley Wiggins, it's true panache isn't it?»

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interview18.07.2012 in 17:56Wiggins: We've got a good scenario

The race leader was put under pressure by Vincenzo Nibali on the final two climbs of the 16th stage but Bradley Wiggins was always able to respond. The Italian didn't gain any time with his attacks, but he didn't lose any either. It's is, however, a different story for the defending champion of the Tour.

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video18.07.2012 in 11:45Analysis of the stage

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video18.07.2012 in 10:30The day's route

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The day's route

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video18.07.2012 in 10:00Jean-François Pescheux's analysis of the course

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Jean-François Pescheux's analysis of the course

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