• Stage 16 was the most mountainous of this year's Tour de France
  • 197km of punishing Pyreneean terrain between Pau to Bagneres-de-Luchon
  • Race Director Christian Prudhomme got the action under way
  • The Col d'Aubisque was one of two hors-categorie ascents
  • Thomas Voeckler produced the ride of the day
  • He made his decisive attack on the Col de Peyresourde
  • Before descending at break-neck speed into the destination town...
  • ...And wrapping up his second stage victory
  • Back in the bunch, Richie Porte had set the pace for Team Sky...
  • ...Before Chris Froome moved clear with Bradley Wiggins and Vincenzo Nibali
  • Nibali tried several attacks...
  • ...But couldn't drop the Team Sky duo
  • Cadel Evans suffered a torrid day though...
  • ...With Wiggins, Froome and Nibali putting almost five minutes into the defending champion
  • Evans thanked his team-mates at the finish line...
  • Tejay Van Garderen is now BMC's highest-ranked rider in sixth place overall
  • Wiggins' grip on the yellow jersey looks tighter than ever
  • Voeckler moved back into the polka dot jersey

Tour stage 16 gallery

Stage 16 was the most mountainous of this year's Tour de France