Changes in stage 3 compared to stage 2
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +66   Christophe Le Mevel 
                 +65   Jurgen Van den Broeck 
                 +59   Josep Jufre 
                 +55   Bradley McGee 
                 +52   Nicolas Portal 
                 +51   Anthony Geslin 
                 +43   Eduardo Gonzalo 
                 +43   Damiano Cunego 
                 +42   Yann Huguet 
                 +42   Christophe Moreau 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -47   Gert Steegmans 
                 -44   Thor Hushovd 
                 -41   Niki Terpstra 
                 -38   Matteo Tosatto 
                 -37   Johan Van Summeren 
                 -36   Bernhard Eisel 
                 -36   Mirco Lorenzetto 
                 -36   Stefan Schumacher 
                 -33   Juan Antonio Flecha 
                 -27   David Millar 
                 -26   Andriy Grivko 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +1:29   Kjell Carlstrom 
               +1:23   Clement L'Hottelerie 
               +0:34   Pierre Rolland 
               +0:30   Yaroslav Popovych 
               +0:30   Sylvain Chavanel 
               +0:30   Roman Kreuziger 
               +0:30   Robert Gesink 
               +0:30   Rinaldo Nocentini 
               +0:30   Luis Leon Sanchez 
               +0:30   Igor Anton 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -19:00   Markus Eichler 
              -18:23   Alexandr Kolobnev 
              -18:23   Amael Moinard 
              -18:23   Andre Greipel 
              -18:23   Andreas Klier 
              -18:23   Andriy Grivko 
              -18:23   Anthony Charteau 
              -18:23   Benat Intxausti 
              -18:23   Bernhard Eisel 
              -18:23   Bjorn Schroder 
              -18:23   Bobby Julich 
            
           Favourites by position :
                 +43   Damiano Cunego 
                 +42   Christophe Moreau 
                 +14   Davide Rebellin 
                  +7   Luis Leon Sanchez 
                  +5   Sylvain Chavanel 
                  +2   David Arroyo 
                  -5   Jens Voigt 
                 -10   Haimar Zubeldia 
                 -24   Frank Schleck 
                 -27   David Millar 
                 -36   Stefan Schumacher 
                 -44   Thor Hushovd 
            
           Favourites by time :
               +0:30   Sylvain Chavanel 
               +0:30   Luis Leon Sanchez 
               +0:30   Davide Rebellin 
               +0:30   Damiano Cunego 
               +0:27   Christophe Moreau 
               -3:58   Cadel Evans 
               -6:51   David Millar 
              -15:53   Thor Hushovd 
              -15:53   Leonardo Bertagnolli 
              -15:53   Haimar Zubeldia 
              -15:53   David Arroyo 
              -18:23   Stefan Schumacher 
              -18:23   Jens Voigt 
              -18:23   Frank Schleck 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Sylvain Chavanel                           12.37.01
                   2  Luis Leon Sanchez                              0.03
                   3  Gorka Verdugo                                  0.08
                   4  Davide Rebellin                                0.14
                   .....
                  30  Christophe Moreau                              6.47
                  31  Damiano Cunego                                 6.48
                   .....
                  33  Cadel Evans                                    7.05
                  34  David Millar                                   7.21
                   .....
                  45  Thor Hushovd                                  15.53
                   .....
                  62  Haimar Zubeldia                               20.28
                   .....
                  67  Stefan Schumacher                             21.18
                   .....
                  69  Frank Schleck                                 22.10
                   .....
                  82  Leonardo Bertagnolli                          24.46
                   .....
                  84  David Arroyo                                  25.19
                   .....
                 109  Jens Voigt                                    30.15
            
           Retirements to date :                                  Stage
              Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                    2
              Dario Cioni (Ita) Silence-Lotto                         2
              Benat Albizuri (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                  2
              Mickael Cherel (Fra) Francaise des Jeux                 3 <<<
              Jose Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott    2
              Arkaitz Duran (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott                 2
              Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                 1
              Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram                       3 <<<
              Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                          3 <<<
              Robert Wagner (Ger)
Skil-Shimano 3 <<< Total retirements : 10