2012 Tour de France Standings: Fabian Cancellara Retains Yellow Jersey After Stage 2

Mark Cavendish edged out André Greipel in an impressive sprint at the finish line on Stage 2 of the 2012 Tour de France on Monday. The overall standings remained the same afterward, however, as the peloton was given the exact same time as the winner. As a result, Fabian Cancellara will wear the yellow jersey for a third straight day Tuesday.

You an check out Top 10 in the general classification below.

1. Fabian Cancellara, RadioShack-Nissan - 10:02:31
2. Bradley Wiggins, Sky, at :7
3. Sylvain Chavenal, Omega Pharma-Quick Step - :7
4. Tejay Van Garderen, BMC Racing - :10
5. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Sky - :11
6. Denis Menchov, Katusha - :13
7. Philippe Gilbert, BMC Racing - :13
8. Cadel Evans, BMC Racing - :17
9. Vincenzo Nibali, Liquigas-Cannondale - :18
10. Ryder Hesjedal, Garmin-Barracuda - :18

Cavendish's big sprint did shake up the points classification, however. Cancellara topped the standings after Stage 1, though Peter Sagan wore green Monday while Cancellara donned yellow. On Tuesday, Sagan earned the maillot vert outright, finishing sixth in the final sprint. Cavendish moved up to second overall while Cancellara dropped to third.

1. Peter Sagan, Liquigas-Cannondale - 78 points
2. Mark Cavendish, Sky - 63 points
3. Fabian Cancellara, RadioShack-Nissan - 55 points
4. Matthew Harley Goss, Orica-GreenEdge - 52 points
5. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Sky - 42 points
6. André Greipel, Lotto-Belisol - 42 points
7. Philippe Gilbert, BMC Racing - 33 points
8. Mark Renshaw, Rabobank - 31 points
9. Tom Veelers, Argos-Shimano - 26 points
10. Michael Morkov, Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank - 25 points

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