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Giro d'Italia 2012: Taylor Phinney Retains Lead Through Off Day

The Giro d'Italia takes a day off on Tuesday as American and Colorado native Taylor Phinney maintains his spot in the top of the standings. Phinney is in first with a 9:24:31 time despite a nasty crash that put his race in jeopardy. According to the 21-year-old, quitting was not an option:

"Withdrawing from the race? It never crossed my mind, I'm hopeful and want to continue the Giro."

Here is a look at the overall top 10 plus the rest of Garmin-Barracuda (full standings):

Pos. Name Country Team Time d
1 Taylor Phinney USA BMC 9:24:31 0:00
2 Geraint Thomas GBR SKY 9:24:40 0:09
3 Alex Rasmussen DEN GRM 9:24:44 0:13
4 Manuele Boaro ITA SAX 9:24:46 0:15
5 Ramunas Navardauskas LTU GRM 9:24:49 0:18
6 Gustav Erik Larsson SWE VCD 9:24:53 0:22
7 Brett Lancaster AUS OGE 9:24:54 0:23
8 Matthew Harley Goss AUS OGE 9:24:54 0:23
9 Marco Pinotti ITA BMC 9:24:55 0:24
10 Jesse Sergent NZL RNT 9:24:57 0:26
15 Tyler Farrar USA GRM 9:24:59 0:28
16 Robert Hunter RSA GRM 9:24:59 0:28
17 Jack Bauer NZL GRM 9:24:59 0:28
20 Ryder Hesjedal CAN GRM 9:25:00 0:29
42 Sebastien Rosseler BEL GRM 9:25:14 0:43
50 Christian Vande Velde USA GRM 9:25:15 0:44
51 Peter Stetina USA GRM 9:25:16 0:45

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