Changes in stage 16 compared to stage 15
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +46   Stéphane Augé 
                 +35   Giampaolo Cheula 
                 +32   Félix Rafael Cardenas Ravalo 
                 +26   Lilian Jégou 
                 +21   Christophe Rinero 
                 +20   José Vicente Garcia Acosta 
                 +18   José Luis Arrieta Lujambio 
                 +18   David De La Fuente Rasilla 
                 +17   Frederik Willems 
                 +16   Michael Albasini 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                  -9   Markus Fothen 
                  -8   Kanstantin Siutsou 
                  -8   Ludovic Turpin 
                  -5   John Gadret 
                  -4   Christian Knees 
                  -4   Christophe Moreau 
                  -4   Fabian Wegmann 
                  -3   Jérôme Pineau 
                  -3   Laurent Lefevre 
                  -2   Denis Menchov 
                  -1   Axel Merckx 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -42:49   Grischa Niermann 
              -42:49   Pieter Weening 
              -42:19   Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni 
              -42:09   Alessandro Cortinovis 
              -42:09   Alexander Efimkin 
              -42:09   Andry Grivko 
              -42:09   Anthony Charteau 
              -42:09   Anthony Geslin 
              -42:09   Axel Merckx 
              -42:09   Benjamin Noval Gonzalez 
              -42:09   Benoît Salmon 
            
           Favourites by position :
                  +9   Marzio Bruseghin 
                  +7   Fabian Cancellara 
                  +6   Sylvain Chavanel 
                  +4   Tadej Valjavec 
                  +4   Iban Mayo Diez 
                  +4   Frank Schleck 
                  +4   Alejandro Valverde Belmonte 
                  +3   Yaroslav Popovych 
                  +3   Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro 
                  +2   Michael Boogerd 
                  +2   George Hincapie 
                  +2   Dario David Cioni 
                  +1   Oscar Pereiro Sio 
                  +1   Manuel Beltran Martinez 
                  +1   Kim Kirchen 
                  +1   Haimar Zubeldia Agirre 
                  +1   Carlos Sastre Candil 
                  -2   Denis Menchov 
                  -4   Christophe Moreau 
            
           Favourites by time :
               -0:34   Levi Leipheimer 
               -0:47   Alberto Contador Velasco 
               -1:03   Cadel Evans 
               -2:12   Haimar Zubeldia Agirre 
               -2:26   Carlos Sastre Candil 
               -2:47   Oscar Pereiro Sio 
               -2:47   Alejandro Valverde Belmonte 
               -3:31   Yaroslav Popovych 
               -5:02   Frank Schleck 
               -5:52   Michael Boogerd 
               -6:22   Kim Kirchen 
               -6:24   Iban Mayo Diez 
               -6:56   Manuel Beltran Martinez 
               -7:35   Tadej Valjavec 
               -9:10   Vladimir Karpets 
               -9:33   Sylvain Chavanel 
              -10:31   Marzio Bruseghin 
              -17:28   George Hincapie 
              -18:50   Denis Menchov 
              -23:49   Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro 
              -29:40   Dario David Cioni 
              -42:09   Juan Miguel Mercado Martin 
              -42:09   Fabian Cancellara 
              -42:09   Christophe Moreau 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Michael Rasmussen                          76.15.15
                   2  Alberto Contador Velasco                       3.10
                   3  Cadel Evans                                    5.03
                   4  Levi Leipheimer                                5.59
                   5  Carlos Sastre Candil                           9.12
                   6  Haimar Zubeldia Agirre                         9.39
                   7  Alejandro Valverde Belmonte                   13.28
                   8  Kim Kirchen                                   14.46
                   9  Yaroslav Popovych                             16.00
                   .....
                  12  Oscar Pereiro Sio                             17.17
                   .....
                  14  Iban Mayo Diez                                25.24
                   .....
                  16  Vladimir Karpets                              27.37
                  17  Michael Boogerd                               31.00
                  18  Frank Schleck                                 31.48
                  19  Manuel Beltran Martinez                       32.58
                  20  Tadej Valjavec                                36.31
                   .....
                  23  Denis Menchov                                 45.15
                   .....
                  26  Sylvain Chavanel                              50.08
                   .....
                  29  George Hincapie                               57.45
                   .....
                  40  Christophe Moreau                           1.32.30
                   .....
                  45  Marzio Bruseghin                            1.37.02
                   .....
                  53  Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro                1.55.08
                   .....
                  60  Dario David Cioni                           2.06.52
                   .....
                  82  Juan Miguel Mercado Martin                  2.40.56
                   .....
                 110  Fabian Cancellara                           3.15.32
            
           Retirements to date :
               AG2r Prévoyance                         Cyril Dessel 
                  "                                    Sylvain Calzati 
               Agritubel                               Cédric Hervé 
                  "                                    Eduardo Gonzalo Ramirez 
                  "                                    Romain Feillu 
               Astana                                  Alexandre Vinokourov 
                  "                                    Andreas Klöden 
                  "                                    Andrey Kashechkin 
                  "                                    Antonio Colom Mas 
                  "                                    Daniel Navarro Garcia 
                  "                                    Grégory Rast 
                  "                                    Maxim Iglinskiy 
                  "                                    Paolo Savoldelli 
                  "                                    Serguei Ivanov 
               Barloworld                              Enrico Degano 
               Bouygues Telecom                        Matthieu Sprick 
                  "                                    Stef Clement 
               Caisse d'Epargne                        Xabier Zandio Echaide 
               Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone       Geoffroy Lequatre 
                  "                                    Ivan Ramiro Parra Pinto 
               Crédit Agricole                         Christophe Le Mével 
               Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team      Tomas Vaitkus 
               Euskaltel - Euskadi                     Igor Anton Hernandez 
               Française des Jeux                      Philippe Gilbert 
                  "                                    Rémy Di Grégorio 
               Lampre - Fondital                       Danilo Napolitano 
               Liquigas                                Filippo Pozzato 
               Predictor - Lotto                       Fred Rodriguez 
                  "                                    Robbie McEwen 
               Rabobank                                Oscar Freire Gomez 
               Saunier Duval - Prodir                  Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi 
                  "                                    Ruben Lobato Elvira 
               T-Mobile Team                           Mark Cavendish 
                  "                                    Michael Rogers 
                  "                                    Patrik Sinkewitz 
               Team CSC                                David Zabriskie 
                  "                                    Stuart O'Grady 
               Team Milram                             Alberto Ongarato 
                  "                                    Brett Lancaster 
            Total retirements : 39