Tour de France 2012 Results: Thomas Voeckler Cruises To Stage 16 Victory

On July 11, Frenchman Thomas Voeckler won Stage 10 of the 2012 Tour de France. He found himself back at the head of the pack on Wednesday when he finished Stage 16 almost two minutes ahead of the field. To Voeckler, though, his victory on Wednesday might not have been much of a surprise. The stage ended in Bagnères-de-Luchon, and the last time a stage ended there (in 2010), Voeckler also found himself victorious.

Alas, Stage 16 had no affect on the top of the general classification. Bradley Wiggins, Christopher Froome and Vincenzo Nibali all remain in the top three spots overall, with Wiggins maintaining a +2:05 lead over Froome. All three riders finished Wednesday's race +7:09 behind Voeckler.

Here is how the top 15 finished on the stage:

Pos. Rider Times Gap
1 Thomas Voeckler 05h 35' 02''
2 Chris Anker Sorensen 05h 36' 42'' + 01' 40''
3 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti 05h 38' 24'' + 03' 22''
4 Alexandre Vinokourov 05h 38' 24'' + 03' 22''
5 Brice Feillu 05h 39' 00'' + 03' 58''
6 Jens Voigt 05h 39' 20'' + 04' 18''
7 Daniel Martin 05h 41' 10'' + 06' 08''
8 Simone Stortoni 05h 41' 10'' + 06' 08''
9 Gianpaolo Caruso 05h 41' 10'' + 06' 08''
10 Laurens Ten Dam 05h 41' 13'' + 06' 11''
11 Vincenzo Nibali 05h 42' 11'' + 07' 09''
12 Bradley Wiggins 05h 42' 11'' + 07' 09''
13 Christopher Froome 05h 42' 11'' + 07' 09''
14 Nicolas Roche 05h 43' 09'' + 08' 07''
15 Tejay Van Garderen 05h 43' 09'' + 08' 07''

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