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Tour de France 2012, Stage 16: Route, TV Schedule, Live Updates And More

There's still plenty of racing left, but we're nearing the home stretch of the 2012 Tour de France

Wednesday's stage 16, or "Pau - Bagnères-de-Luchon" is a 197 km (122 mi) mountain stage that, if raced well by current yellow-jacket holder Bradley Wiggins, could be the stage that sparks conversation of the Brit being the likely winner of the 2012 editon of the race.

Wiggins currently leades teammate Chris Fromme by 2:05, with Italian Vincenzo Nibali sitting third at 2:23 off the lead.

Throughout the mountain stages, Wiggins Sky teammates have kept a tight hold on the race, creating what Podium Cafe has termed as an "impregnable barrier" around Wiggins as they look to protect his lead.

Television coverage of the stage is available starting at 8:00 a.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network. You can also watch by subscribing to Tour de France Live online.

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