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2012 Giro d'Italia Standings: Ramunas Navardauskas Captures Maglie Rosa From Taylor Phinney

After four stages in the 2012 Giro d'Italia, there is a new Maglia Rosa (pink jersey) wearer: Garmin-Barracuda's Ramunas Navardauskas. As a result of winning the team time trial on Wednesday, Navardauskas and the rest of Garmin-Barracuda dominate the top 10. Tyler Farrar, Robert Hunter and Ryder Hesjedal take the next three spots with 10 or 11 seconds delay.

The previous Maglia Rosa, Boulder's Taylor Phinney of BMC Racing, moved down to No. 5 in the standings and a 13-second delay. Sebastien Rosseler and Christian Vande Velde take positions 8 and 9 with a 25- and 26-second delay, respectively.

Fellow Garmin rider Alex Rasmussen had been in third place entering the day, but he fell behind and is now 3:57 behind Navardauskas. To round out the team, Peter Stetina is 31 seconds delayed and Jack Bauer is 45 seconds behind.

Here is the top 10 for the Maglia Rosa (full standings here):

Pos Name Nat Team Time D
1 Ramunas Navardauskas LTU GRM 10:01:53 0:00
2 Tyler Farrar USA GRM 10:02:03 0:10
3 Robert Hunter RSA GRM 10:02:03 0:10
4 Ryder Hesjedal CAN GRM 10:02:04 0:11
5 Taylor Phinney USA BMC 10:02:06 0:13
6 Manuele Boaro ITA SAX 10:02:12 0:19
7 Geraint Thomas GBR SKY 10:02:14 0:21
8 Sebastien Rosseler BEL GRM 10:02:18 0:25
9 Christian Vande Velde USA GRM 10:02:19 0:26
10 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver ESP KAT 10:02:23 0:30

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