Stage 2 : May 10, Belfast, 219 km                                  
            
             1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano                                         5.13.12
             2 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr                                                           
             3 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing                                             
             4 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale                                                         
             5 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida                                                   
             6 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli                                              
             7 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky                                                              
             8 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica Greenedge                                                
             9 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale                                              
            10 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp                                                       
            
            
           Changes in GC, stage 2 compared to stage 1 :
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +22   Giacomo Nizzolo 
                 +19   Jetse Bol 
                 +17   Wilco Kelderman 
                 +15   Nacer Bouhanni 
                 +14   Marcel Kittel 
                 +14   Francesco Chicchi 
                 +13   Tosh Van der Sande 
                 +13   Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas 
                 +12   Leonardo Duque 
                 +11   Tony Hurel 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -86   Alan Marangoni 
                 -84   Emanuele Sella 
                 -65   Giorgio Cecchinel 
                 -53   Jos van Emden 
                 -50   Andrea Fedi 
                 -34   Carlos Quintero 
                 -33   Michael Hepburn 
                 -30   Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas 
                 -29   Marco Bandiera 
                 -20   Tom Stamsnijder 
                  -9   Alexis Vuillermoz 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:10   Marcel Kittel 
               +0:06   Nacer Bouhanni 
               +0:04   Giacomo Nizzolo 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
               -3:45   Emanuele Sella 
               -3:42   Ramon Carretero 
               -3:10   Michael Hepburn 
               -3:10   Tom Stamsnijder 
               -2:44   Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas 
               -1:57   Marco Bandiera 
               -1:33   Carlos Quintero 
               -1:19   Giorgio Cecchinel 
               -0:58   Alan Marangoni 
               -0:58   Jeffry Johan Romero Corredor 
               -0:58   Perrig Quemeneur 
            
           Favourites by position :
                 +17   Wilco Kelderman 
                  +9   Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver 
                  +4   Nicolas Roche 
                  +4   Daniel Moreno Fernandez 
                  +3   Rafal Majka 
                  +3   Przemyslaw Niemiec 
                  +2   Rigoberto Uran 
                  +2   Michele Scarponi 
                  +1   Cadel Evans 
                  -1   Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas 
                  -2   Pieter Weening 
                  -3   Domenico Pozzovivo 
            
           Favourites by time :
               -0:03   Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez 
               -0:03   Rigoberto Uran 
               -0:03   Rafal Majka 
               -0:03   Przemyslaw Niemiec 
               -0:03   Pieter Weening 
               -0:03   Nicolas Roche 
               -0:03   Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas 
               -0:03   Michele Scarponi 
               -0:03   Michael Rogers 
               -0:03   Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver 
               -0:03   Domenico Pozzovivo 
               -0:03   Daniel Moreno Fernandez 
               -0:03   Cadel Evans 
            
           Top 10 and favourites GC standings (previous stage in parens) :
                   1  Michael Matthews                       5:37:54         (was 5th at 0:00)
                   2  Luke Durbridge                            0:03         (was 2nd at 0:00)
                   3  Ivan Santaromita                          0:03         (was 6th at 0:00)
                   4  Svein Tuft                                0:03         (was 1st at 0:00)
                   5  Pieter Weening                            0:03         (was 3rd at 0:00)
                   6  Cameron Meyer                             0:03         (was 4th at 0:00)
                   7  Rigoberto Uran                            0:08         (was 9th at 0:05)
                   8  Gianluca Brambilla                        0:08         (was 8th at 0:05)
                   9  Pieter Serry                              0:08         (was 7th at 0:05)
                  10  Alessandro Petacchi                       0:08         (was 12th at 0:05)
                   .....
                  14  Cadel Evans                               0:10         (was 15th at 0:07)
                   .....
                  17  Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez                   0:10         (was 17th at 0:07)
                   .....
                  23  Nicolas Roche                             0:26         (was 27th at 0:23)
                  24  Michael Rogers                            0:26         (was 24th at 0:23)
                  25  Rafal Majka                               0:26         (was 28th at 0:23)
                   .....
                  38  Michele Scarponi                          0:41         (was 40th at 0:38)
                   .....
                  57  Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas            0:58         (was 56th at 0:55)
                   .....
                  68  Wilco Kelderman                           1:01         (was 85th at 1:01)
                   .....
                  73  Domenico Pozzovivo                        1:01         (was 70th at 0:58)
                   .....
                 112  Przemyslaw Niemiec                        1:23         (was 115th at 1:20)
                   .....
                 122  Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver                  1:36         (was 131st at 1:33)
                   .....
                 126  Daniel Moreno Fernandez                   1:36         (was 130th at 1:33)
            
           Top 10 on Points table
                   1  Marcel Kittel                               50        
                   2  Nacer Bouhanni                              40        
                   3  Giacomo Nizzolo                             34        
                   4  Roberto Ferrari                             32        
                   5  Elia Viviani                                28        
                   6  Ben Swift                                   26        
                   7  Manuel Belletti                             22        
                   8  Andrea Fedi                                 20        
                   9  Michael Matthews                            18        
                  10  Davide Appollonio                           16        
            
           Top 10 on Mountains table
                   1  Maarten Tjallingii                           6        
                   2  Andrea Fedi                                  3        
                   3  Jeffry Johan Romero Corredor                 2        
                   4  Sander Armee                                 1        
            
           Retirements to date :                                             Stage
              Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Garmin Sharp                       2 <<<
              Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp                                   1
            Total retirements : 2