Changes in stage 2 compared to stage 1
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +59   Pablo Urtasun 
                 +59   Manuel Belletti 
                 +59   Bjorn Leukemans 
                 +59   Anthony Geslin 
                 +57   Benoit Vaugrenard 
                 +56   Davide Vigano 
                 +55   Francesco Ginanni 
                 +54   Maxim Iglinsky 
                 +53   Patrick Calcagni 
                 +53   Mikhaylo Khalilov 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                -144   Tom Boonen 
                -105   Vladimir Duma 
                -102   Thor Hushovd 
                 -85   Massimiliano Gentili 
                 -81   Marco Velo 
                 -73   Giuseppe Palumbo 
                 -69   Alessandro Ballan 
                 -66   Alberto Ongarato 
                 -62   Francesco Failli 
                 -61   Luis Angel Mate 
                 -59   Marzio Bruseghin 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:10   Alessandro Petacchi 
               +0:06   Daniele Bennati 
               +0:04   Koldo Fernandez 
               +0:01   Enrico Rossi 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -12:06   Alessandro Vanotti 
              -12:06   Andoni Lafuente 
              -12:06   Brett Lancaster 
              -12:06   Charles Wegelius 
              -12:06   Fabian Cancellara 
              -12:06   Gerald Ciolek 
              -12:06   Maryan Hary 
              -12:06   Nico Sijmens 
              -12:06   Rui Costa 
              -12:06   Thor Hushovd 
               -9:31   Alessandro Bertolini 
            
           Favourites by position :
                 +29   Ivan Gutierrez 
                  +6   Davide Rebellin 
                  +5   Robert Gesink 
                  +4   Gilberto Simoni 
                  +2   Tadej Valjavec 
                  -5   Thomas Lovkvist 
                  -6   Andy Schleck 
                  -7   Johan Van Summeren 
                  -9   Andreas Kloden 
                 -11   Danilo Di Luca 
                 -13   Fabian Cancellara 
                 -43   Thomas Dekker 
                 -59   Marzio Bruseghin 
            
           Favourites by time :
               -2:08   Thomas Dekker 
               -6:49   Marzio Bruseghin 
              -12:06   Fabian Cancellara 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Julien El Fares                             8.06.32
                   2  Alessandro Petacchi                            0.15
                   3  Daniele Bennati                                0.15
                   .....
                  20  Thomas Lovkvist                                0.25
                   .....
                  23  Davide Rebellin                                0.25
                   .....
                  33  Andy Schleck                                   0.25
                  34  Andreas Kloden                                 0.25
                  35  Danilo Di Luca                                 0.25
                  36  Robert Gesink                                  0.25
                  37  Franco Pellizotti                              0.25
                   .....
                  39  Johan Van Summeren                             0.25
                   .....
                  42  Gilberto Simoni                                0.25
                   .....
                  60  Tadej Valjavec                                 1.29
                   .....
                  83  Ivan Gutierrez                                 2.10
                   .....
                  86  Thomas Dekker                                  2.33
                   .....
                 120  Marzio Bruseghin                               8.18
                   .....
                 195  Fabian Cancellara                             19.33
            
           Retirements to date :                                                       Stage
              Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana                                                 2 <<<
              Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis                                                2 <<<
              Jesus Del Nero Montes (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                    2 <<<
            Total retirements : 3