Tour de France 2012: Radioshack-Nissan Takes Lead Atop Team Classification

Team Radioshack-Nissan placed four riders in the same group, or within four seconds of current yellow jersey holder Bradley Wiggins, during Stage 8 on Sunday. Thanks to this effort, Radioshack-Nissan finally dethroned Sky Procycling atop the team classification at the 2012 Tour de France. Tony Gallopin and Haimar Zubeldia placed third and ninth respectively, finishing 26 seconds off winner Thibaut Pinot. Frank Schleck and Chris Horner took ninth and tenth, 30 seconds behind the winner.

Team Sky, headed by Wiggins, led the classification since the prologue. Fabian Cancellara and his teammates will now wear yellow back numbers to denote their new standing.

You can check out the Top 10 in the team standings below. The classification is based off the total time of the top three riders of each team added after every stage.

1. Radioshack-Nissan - 114:56:52
2. Sky Procycling - +2:51
3. Liquigas-Cannondale - +10:06
4. Katusha Team - +10:40
5. Omega Pharma-Quick Step - +13:07
6. Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne - +15:38
7. BMC Racing Team - +16:17
8. Movistar Team - +16:53
9. Astana Pro Team - +18:57
10. AG2R La Mondiale - +19:05

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