Stage 8 : Mar 16, Nice, 128 km                                   
            
             1 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr                                                     3.06.56
             2 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team                                            
             3 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar                                                     
             4 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale                                                       
             5 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team                                         
             6 Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek Factory Racing                                               
             7 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Garmin Sharp                                                  
             8 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale                                  
             9 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale                                                       
            10 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne - Seche Environnement                                
            
            
           Changes in GC, stage 8 compared to stage 7 :
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +34   Christian Knees 
                 +32   Michael Albasini 
                 +31   Gabriel Rasch 
                 +31   Christophe Laborie 
                 +30   Ramon Sinkeldam 
                 +30   Luke Rowe 
                 +29   Jos van Emden 
                 +28   Vasil Kiryienka 
                 +28   Steele von Hoff 
                 +28   Matteo Bono 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -12   Zdenek Stybar 
                  -8   Moreno Hofland 
                  -6   Andre Fernando S Martins Cardoso 
                  -6   Jan Bakelants 
                  -4   Maxime Monfort 
                  -4   Vincenzo Nibali 
                  -3   Arnold Jeannesson 
                  -3   Bob Jungels 
                  -3   Chris Anker Sorensen 
                  -2   Brice Feillu 
                  -2   Dries Devenyns 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:11   Arthur Vichot 
               +0:06   Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil 
               +0:04   Cyril Gautier 
               +0:03   Simon Spilak 
               +0:02   Frank Schleck 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -21:40   Aleksejs Saramotins 
              -16:53   Gabriel Rasch 
              -16:53   Moreno Hofland 
              -16:53   Nikolai Trusov 
              -16:53   Nikolas Maes 
              -16:53   Ramon Sinkeldam 
              -14:22   Bert De Backer 
              -14:02   Alessandro De Marchi 
              -14:02   Alexey Tsatevich 
              -14:02   Benoit Vaugrenard 
              -14:02   Borut Bozic 
            
           Favourites by position :
                 +32   Michael Albasini 
                 +23   Mathias Frank 
                 +14   Andy Schleck 
                  +9   Lieuwe Westra 
                  +3   Wilco Kelderman 
                  +2   Simon Spilak 
                  +1   Rafal Majka 
                  -2   Przemyslaw Niemiec 
                  -4   Vincenzo Nibali 
                  -4   Maxime Monfort 
            
           Favourites by time :
               +0:03   Simon Spilak 
               +0:02   Frank Schleck 
               -1:08   Vincenzo Nibali 
               -1:08   Przemyslaw Niemiec 
               -1:08   Maxime Monfort 
               -1:08   Mathias Frank 
               -7:32   Lieuwe Westra 
               -7:32   Andy Schleck 
              -14:02   Michael Albasini 
            
           Top 10 and favourites GC standings (previous stage in parens) :
                   1  Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez         35:11:45         (unchanged)
                   2  Rui Alberto Faria da Costa                0:14         (unchanged)
                   3  Arthur Vichot                             0:20         (was 6th at 0:31)
                   4  Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil                    0:21         (was 4th at 0:27)
                   5  Jakob Fuglsang                            0:29         (unchanged)
                   6  Cyril Gautier                             0:31         (was 7th at 0:35)
                   7  Stefan Denifl                             0:35         (was 8th at 0:35)
                   8  Simon Spilak                              0:36         (was 10th at 0:39)
                   9  Peter Velits                              0:39         (unchanged)
                  10  Tony Gallopin                             0:41         (was 12th at 0:41)
                   .....
                  13  Wilco Kelderman                           1:05         (was 16th at 1:05)
                   .....
                  21  Vincenzo Nibali                           2:17         (was 17th at 1:09)
                  22  Maxime Monfort                            2:17         (was 18th at 1:09)
                   .....
                  31  Rafal Majka                               4:49         (was 32nd at 4:49)
                   .....
                  33  Przemyslaw Niemiec                        5:06         (was 31st at 3:58)
                  34  Frank Schleck                             5:38         (was 34th at 5:40)
                   .....
                  58  Lieuwe Westra                            35:13         (was 67th at 27:41)
                   .....
                  61  Mathias Frank                            36:51         (was 84th at 35:43)
                   .....
                  66  Andy Schleck                             41:48         (was 80th at 34:16)
                   .....
                 123  Michael Albasini                       1:30:10         (was 155th at 1:16:08)
            
           Top 10 on Points table with previous in parens:
                   1  John Degenkolb                              44         (was 1st with 41 points)
                   2  Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez               42         (was 2nd with 39 points)
                   3  Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil                      40         (was 4th with 28 points)
                   4  Tom Jelte Slagter                           34         (was 3rd with 30 points)
                   5  Arthur Vichot                               33         (was 8th with 17 points)
                   6  Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa                  26         (was 5th with 26 points)
                   7  Zdenek Stybar                               20         (was 7th with 19 points)
                   8  Moreno Hofland                              16         (was 10th with 16 points)
                   9  Cyril Gautier                               16         (was 21st with 7 points)
                  10  Jakob Fuglsang                              15         (was 11th with 15 points)
            
           Top 10 on Mountains table with previous in parens:
                   1  Pim Ligthart                                44         (unchanged)
                   2  Mathias Frank                               25         (unchanged)
                   3  Sylvain Chavanel                            20         (unchanged)
                   4  Francesco Gavazzi                           19         (was 0 points)
                   5  Frank Schleck                               16         (was 17th with 6 points)
                   6  Alexis Vuillermoz                           16         (was 13th with 8 points)
                   7  Vincenzo Nibali                             15         (was 15th with 7 points)
                   8  Stefan Denifl                               14         (was 7th with 10 points)
                   9  Laurent Didier                              14         (was 4th with 14 points)
                  10  Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez               13         (was 5th with 13 points)
            
           Retirements to date :                                           Stage
              Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits                    8 <<<
              Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano                           8 <<<
              Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ.fr                                      8 <<<
              Bryan Coquard (Fra) Team Europcar                                8 <<<
              Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits                   8 <<<
              Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky                              8 <<<
              Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin Sharp                                8 <<<
              Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale                                  8 <<<
              Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr                                      8 <<<
              Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky                                    8 <<<
              Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team      8 <<<
              Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol                              8 <<<
              Jerome Pineau (Fra) IAM Cycling                                  8 <<<
              Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team                          8 <<<
              Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Team Europcar                             8 <<<
              Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits                 8 <<<
              Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits                    8 <<<
              Karsten Kroon (Ned) Tinkoff-Saxo                                 8 <<<
              Koen de Kort (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano                            8 <<<
              Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team                    8 <<<
              Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge                        8 <<<
              Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica GreenEdge                           8 <<<
              Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                           8 <<<
              Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol                                 8 <<<
              Sebastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ.fr                                  8 <<<
              Sebastien Turgot (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                          8 <<<
              Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team                           8 <<<
              Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team                             8 <<<
              Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar                              8 <<<
              Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol                                  8 <<<
              Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team          8 <<<
              Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp                                  8 <<<
              Jose Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team                 7
              Marko Kump (Slo) Tinkoff-Saxo                                    6
              Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge                              6
              Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha                             6
              Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits        5
              Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                              5
              Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ.fr                                      5
              Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo                                4
              Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team     3
              Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto Belisol                               3
              Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team                          3
              Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team                         1
            Total retirements : 44