Changes in stage 4 compared to stage 3
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +61   Igor Antón 
                 +59   Leonardo Piepoli 
                 +48   Kevin Seeldraeyers 
                 +48   Alexandre Botcharov 
                 +47   Sylvester Szmyd 
                 +46   Chris Anker Sørensen 
                 +44   Sylvain Calzati 
                 +41   Rémi Pauriol 
                 +40   Leonardo Duque 
                 +38   Ludovic Turpin 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -95   Alejandro Valverde 
                 -77   George Hincapie 
                 -71   Raivis Belohvosciks 
                 -51   David Millar 
                 -49   Serguei Ivanov 
                 -47   Robert Gesink 
                 -41   Bobby Julich 
                 -39   Rik Verbrugghe 
                 -37   Manuel Quinziato 
                 -37   Maxim Iglinsky 
                 -36   Francisco Pérez 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +2:06   Christophe Moreau 
               +0:58   Sylvester Szmyd 
               +0:45   Igor Antón 
               +0:15   Denis Menchov 
               +0:15   Cadel Evans 
               +0:10   Manuel Beltrán 
               +0:10   Levi Leipheimer 
               +0:10   Leonardo Piepoli 
               +0:10   Haimar Zubeldia 
               +0:06   David Zabriskie 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -26:48   Alejandro Valverde 
              -26:48   José Vicente Garcia 
              -20:24   Magnus Backstedt 
              -20:02   André Greipel 
              -20:02   Anthony Geslin 
              -20:02   Björn Leukemans 
              -20:02   Carlo Scognamiglio 
              -20:02   Enrico Franzoi 
              -20:02   Fabio Sacchi 
              -20:02   George Hincapie 
              -20:02   Gert Steegmans 
            
           Favourites by position :
                 +59   Leonardo Piepoli 
                 +27   Manuel Beltrán 
                 +26   Oscar Pereiro 
                 +23   Haimar Zubeldia 
                 +20   Mikel Astarloza 
                 +19   Alberto Contador 
                 +18   Iñigo Cuesta 
                 +13   Christophe Moreau 
                  +1   Denis Menchov 
                  +1   Cadel Evans 
                  +1   Andrey Kashechkin 
                  -2   David Zabriskie 
                 -19   Alexander Vinokourov 
                 -41   Bobby Julich 
                 -49   Serguei Ivanov 
                 -51   David Millar 
                 -77   George Hincapie 
                 -95   Alejandro Valverde 
            
           Favourites by time :
               +2:06   Christophe Moreau 
               +0:15   Denis Menchov 
               +0:15   Cadel Evans 
               +0:10   Manuel Beltrán 
               +0:10   Levi Leipheimer 
               +0:10   Leonardo Piepoli 
               +0:10   Haimar Zubeldia 
               +0:06   David Zabriskie 
               +0:06   Alberto Contador 
               +0:02   Andrey Kashechkin 
               -0:40   Mikel Astarloza 
               -1:25   Iñigo Cuesta 
               -1:49   Oscar Pereiro 
               -1:53   Tadej Valjavec 
               -5:14   Alexander Vinokourov 
              -13:46   David Millar 
              -14:37   Bobby Julich 
              -20:02   Serguei Ivanov 
              -20:02   George Hincapie 
              -26:48   Alejandro Valverde 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Andrey Kashechkin                          16.17.21
                   2  Christophe Moreau                              0.14
                   3  Denis Menchov                                  0.25
                   4  Cadel Evans                                    0.26
                   5  David Zabriskie                                0.26
                   6  Levi Leipheimer                                0.53
                   .....
                   8  Haimar Zubeldia                                3.15
                   9  Alberto Contador                               3.15
                  10  Manuel Beltrán                                 3.34
                  11  Tadej Valjavec                                 3.50
                   .....
                  16  Mikel Astarloza                                4.19
                   .....
                  20  Alexander Vinokourov                           5.14
                  21  Iñigo Cuesta                                   5.14
                   .....
                  26  Leonardo Piepoli                               6.04
                  27  Oscar Pereiro                                  6.28
                   .....
                  61  David Millar                                  15.19
                   .....
                  65  Bobby Julich                                  17.41
                   .....
                  89  George Hincapie                               22.05
                   .....
                  96  Serguei Ivanov                                24.24
                   .....
                 104  Alejandro Valverde                            28.00
            
           Retirements to date :
               Crédit Agricole                         Christophe Le Mevel 
               Discovery Channel                       Tom Danielson 
               Lampre-Fondital                         Jaime Castañeda 
                  "                                    Massimiliano Mori 
               Liquigas                                Roberto Petito 
               Milram                                  Igor Astarloa 
               Predictor-Lotto                         Christophe Brandt 
               Rabobank                                Graeme Brown 
                  "                                    Marc De Maar 
                  "                                    Theo Eltink 
               T-Mobile                                André Korff 
                  "                                    Bert Grabsch 
            Total retirements : 12