Changes in stage 3 compared to stage 2
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +67   Mathieu Ladagnous 
                 +50   Nicolas Vogondy 
                 +34   Erik Zabel 
                 +18   Danilo Napolitano 
                 +15   Romain Feillu 
                 +12   Kanstantin Siutsou 
                 +12   Enrico Degano 
                 +11   Peter Wrolich 
                 +11   Paolo Longo Borghini 
                 +11   Juan Jose Cobo Acebo 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                -133   Daniele Bennati 
                -112   Nick Nuyens 
                 -97   Bram De Groot 
                 -75   Matteo Tosatto 
                 -68   Kurt-Asle Arvesen 
                 -64   I˝igo Cuesta Lopez De Castro 
                 -53   Igor Anton Hernandez 
                 -36   Xabier Zandio Echaide 
                 -26   SÚbastien Hinault 
                 -11   Anthony Charteau 
                  -7   Stuart O'Grady 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
            
           Biggest losers by time :
               -1:25   David Zabriskie 
               -1:17   Alberto Ongarato 
               -1:17   Stuart O'Grady 
               -1:17   Wim Vansevenant 
               -1:12   Anthony Charteau 
               -1:12   Bram De Groot 
               -1:12   Daniele Bennati 
               -1:12   I˝igo Cuesta Lopez De Castro 
               -1:12   Nick Nuyens 
               -1:12   Xabier Zandio Echaide 
               -1:09   SÚbastien Hinault 
            
           Favourites by position :
                  +8   Juan Miguel Mercado Martin 
                  +7   Michael Boogerd 
                  +7   Manuel Beltran Martinez 
                  +5   Iban Mayo Diez 
                  +4   Haimar Zubeldia Agirre 
                  +4   Frank Schleck 
                  +4   Dario David Cioni 
                  +3   Tadej Valjavec 
                  +3   Marzio Bruseghin 
                  +3   Carlos Sastre Candil 
                  -1   Alexandre Vinokourov 
                  -1   Alejandro Valverde Belmonte 
                  -2   Paolo Savoldelli 
                  -2   Levi Leipheimer 
                  -2   Denis Menchov 
                 -64   I˝igo Cuesta Lopez De Castro 
            
           Favourites by time :
               -0:20   Yaroslav Popovych 
               -0:20   Vladimir Karpets 
               -0:20   Tadej Valjavec 
               -0:20   Sylvain Chavanel 
               -0:20   Paolo Savoldelli 
               -0:20   Oscar Pereiro Sio 
               -0:20   Michael Rogers 
               -0:20   Michael Boogerd 
               -0:20   Marzio Bruseghin 
               -0:20   Manuel Beltran Martinez 
               -0:20   Levi Leipheimer 
               -0:20   Kim Kirchen 
               -0:20   Juan Miguel Mercado Martin 
               -0:20   Iban Mayo Diez 
               -0:20   Haimar Zubeldia Agirre 
               -0:20   George Hincapie 
               -0:20   Frank Schleck 
               -0:20   Filippo Pozzato 
               -0:20   Denis Menchov 
               -0:20   Dario David Cioni 
               -0:20   Christophe Moreau 
               -0:20   Carlos Sastre Candil 
               -0:20   Cadel Evans 
               -0:20   Andrey Kashechkin 
               -0:20   Andreas Kl÷den 
               -0:20   Alexandre Vinokourov 
               -0:20   Alejandro Valverde Belmonte 
               -0:20   Alberto Contador Velasco 
               -1:12   I˝igo Cuesta Lopez De Castro 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Fabian Cancellara                          15.12.08
                   2  Andreas Kl÷den                                 0.33
                   3  David Millar                                   0.41
                   4  George Hincapie                                0.43
                   .....
                   8  Vladimir Karpets                               0.46
                   .....
                  11  Alexandre Vinokourov                           0.50
                   .....
                  17  Filippo Pozzato                                0.55
                  18  Alberto Contador Velasco                       0.55
                  19  Andrey Kashechkin                              0.55
                  20  Cadel Evans                                    0.56
                   .....
                  23  Sylvain Chavanel                               0.56
                  24  Michael Rogers                                 0.57
                  25  Oscar Pereiro Sio                              0.57
                   .....
                  29  Paolo Savoldelli                               0.58
                   .....
                  32  Levi Leipheimer                                1.00
                  33  Denis Menchov                                  1.00
                   .....
                  35  Alejandro Valverde Belmonte                    1.03
                   .....
                  50  Yaroslav Popovych                              1.08
                   .....
                  53  Kim Kirchen                                    1.08
                   .....
                  55  Christophe Moreau                              1.09
                   .....
                  62  Marzio Bruseghin                               1.11
                   .....
                  77  Tadej Valjavec                                 1.14
                   .....
                  89  Carlos Sastre Candil                           1.16
                   .....
                  91  Frank Schleck                                  1.17
                  92  Haimar Zubeldia Agirre                         1.17
                  93  Dario David Cioni                              1.17
                   .....
                 104  Iban Mayo Diez                                 1.20
                   .....
                 112  Michael Boogerd                                1.22
                 113  Manuel Beltran Martinez                        1.22
                   .....
                 130  Juan Miguel Mercado Martin                     1.26
                   .....
                 175  I˝igo Cuesta Lopez De Castro                   2.12
            
           Retirements to date :
               Agritubel                               Eduardo Gonzalo Ramirez 
               Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team      Tomas Vaitkus 
            Total retirements : 2