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TDF team rankings...what's up?

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I always understood team rank in a stage race to be combined time of top three placed riders from the team. On Cyclingnews and on letour.fr, ALM is listed atop team rank despite three Astana riders in the top four! How can that be?
 
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gianni p said:
I always understood team rank in a stage race to be combined time of top three placed riders from the team. On Cyclingnews and on letour.fr, ALM is listed atop team rank despite three Astana riders in the top four! How can that be?

not to be a jerk, but try checking a few threads before you start a new one... or even consult wikipedia before posting a question. not that it's not legitimate, but we covered this one literally yesterday: http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=2173

also, wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Tour_de_France#Team_classification

welcome to the forums.
 

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gianni p said:
I always understood team rank in a stage race to be combined time of top three placed riders from the team. On Cyclingnews and on letour.fr, ALM is listed atop team rank despite three Astana riders in the top four! How can that be?

It's based on the times of the first 3 riders in each team to finish on each stage being added togeather.Not the overall time for the top 3 in GC.