Stage 2 : May 8, Alba - Parma, 244 km                            
            
             1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD                                         5.45.40
             2 Mark Cavendish (Gbr) HTC-Highroad                                                     
             3 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox                                              
             4 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli                                              
             5 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team                                    
             6 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling                                                
             7 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo                                                
             8 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team RadioShack                                                   
             9 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Leopard Trek                                                    
            10 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale                                               
            
            
           Changes in GC, stage 2 compared to stage 1 :
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +39   Wouter Weylandt 
                 +31   Oscar Gatto 
                 +29   Andrea Noe' 
                 +29   Alessandro Petacchi 
                 +27   Francesco Chicchi 
                 +25   Manuel Belletti 
                 +25   Inaki Isasi Flores 
                 +24   Russell Downing 
                 +24   Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano 
                 +24   Igor Anton Hernandez 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                -157   Sylvester Szmyd 
                -156   Sebastian Lang 
                -145   Francis De Greef 
                -142   Cameron Meyer 
                -121   Daniel Navarro Garcia 
                -120   Jesus Hernandez Blazquez 
                -118   Chris Barton 
                -110   Tom  Slagter 
                -103   Olivier Kaisen 
                -100   Przemyslaw Niemiec 
                 -92   Rick Flens 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:08   Alessandro Petacchi 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -10:32   Chris Barton 
              -10:32   Patrick Gretsch 
               -7:01   Rinaldo Nocentini 
               -2:26   Frantisek Rabon 
               -2:07   Sebastian Lang 
               -1:54   Cameron Meyer 
               -1:54   Daniel Navarro Garcia 
               -1:54   Davide Ricci Bitti 
               -1:54   Eduard Vorganov 
               -1:54   Elia Favilli 
               -1:54   Filippo Savini 
            
           Favourites by position :
                 +21   Danilo Di Luca 
                 +21   Daniel Moreno Fernandez 
                 +18   Stefano Garzelli 
                 +18   Carlos Sastre Candil 
                 +17   Denis Menchov 
                 +15   Roman Kreuziger 
                 +15   Roman Kreuziger 
                 +12   David Arroyo Duran 
                 +10   Thomas Lovkvist 
                 +10   Alberto Contador Velasco 
                  +8   Richie Porte 
                  +8   Michele Scarponi 
                  -3   Vincenzo Nibali 
                  -3   Lars Ytting Bak 
                 -59   Frantisek Rabon 
            
           Favourites by time :
               -0:12   Vincenzo Nibali 
               -0:12   Thomas Lovkvist 
               -0:12   Stefano Garzelli 
               -0:12   Roman Kreuziger 
               -0:12   Roman Kreuziger 
               -0:12   Richie Porte 
               -0:12   Michele Scarponi 
               -0:12   Lars Ytting Bak 
               -0:12   Denis Menchov 
               -0:12   David Arroyo Duran 
               -0:12   Danilo Di Luca 
               -0:12   Daniel Moreno Fernandez 
               -0:12   Carlos Sastre Candil 
               -0:12   Alberto Contador Velasco 
               -2:26   Frantisek Rabon 
            
           Top 10 and favourites GC standings (previous stage in parens) :
                   1  Mark Cavendish                         6:06:27         (was 4th at 0:00)
                   2  Kanstantsin Siutsou                       0:12         (was 3rd at 0:00)
                   3  Craig Lewis                               0:12         (was 5th at 0:00)
                   4  Marco Pinotti                             0:12         (was 1st at 0:00)
                   5  Lars Ytting Bak                           0:12         (was 2nd at 0:00)
                   6  Alessandro Petacchi                       0:16         (was 35th at 0:24)
                   7  Robbie McEwen                             0:22         (was 6th at 0:10)
                   8  Fumiyuki Beppu                            0:22         (was 8th at 0:10)
                   9  Yaroslav Popovych                         0:22         (was 12th at 0:10)
                  10  Tiago Machado                             0:22         (was 7th at 0:10)
                   .....
                  16  Vincenzo Nibali                           0:34         (was 13th at 0:22)
                   .....
                  26  Michele Scarponi                          0:36         (was 34th at 0:24)
                   .....
                  41  Alberto Contador Velasco                  0:42         (was 51st at 0:30)
                  42  Richie Porte                              0:42         (was 50th at 0:30)
                   .....
                  52  Thomas Lovkvist                           0:49         (was 62nd at 0:37)
                   .....
                  61  David Arroyo Duran                        0:50         (was 73rd at 0:38)
                   .....
                 110  Roman Kreuziger                           1:02         (was 125th at 0:50)
                 110  Roman Kreuziger                           1:02         (was 125th at 0:50)
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                 117  Denis Menchov                             1:05         (was 134th at 0:53)
                   .....
                 119  Carlos Sastre Candil                      1:05         (was 137th at 0:53)
                   .....
                 132  Daniel Moreno Fernandez                   1:16         (was 153rd at 1:04)
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                 135  Danilo Di Luca                            1:16         (was 156th at 1:04)
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                 141  Stefano Garzelli                          1:19         (was 159th at 1:07)
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                 191  Frantisek Rabon                           3:16         (was 132nd at 0:50)
            
           Retirements to date :                                        Stage
              Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto                       2 <<<
              Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana                           2 <<<
            Total retirements : 2