Changes in stage 16 compared to stage 15
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +19   Remi Pauriol 
                 +18   Nicolas Portal 
                 +16   Samuel Dumoulin 
                 +16   Giampaolo Cheula 
                 +15   Thomas Voeckler 
                 +13   Sylvain Chavanel 
                 +13   Ryder Hesjedal 
                 +13   Murilo Fischer 
                 +12   Nicolas Vogondy 
                 +12   John-Lee Augustyn 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -14   Dario Cioni 
                 -14   David Millar 
                 -14   Joost Posthuma 
                 -11   Alessandro Ballan 
                 -11   Matteo Tosatto 
                 -10   Simon Gerrans 
                  -9   Oscar Freire 
                  -8   Fabian Cancellara 
                  -8   Thor Hushovd 
                  -7   Thomas Lovkvist 
                  -7   Trent Lowe 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +1:28   Sandy Casar 
               +1:28   David Arroyo 
               +1:28   Cyril Dessel 
               +1:25   Yaroslav Popovych 
               +1:04   Tadej Valjavec 
               +1:04   Nicolas Portal 
               +1:04   George Hincapie 
               +0:25   Stefan Schumacher 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -30:38   Joost Posthuma 
              -30:38   Julian Dean 
              -30:38   Manuel Quinziato 
              -30:38   Niki Terpstra 
              -30:38   Stephane Auge 
              -30:28   Adam Hansen 
              -30:28   Aleksandr Kuschynski 
              -30:28   Alessandro Ballan 
              -30:28   Arnaud Coyot 
              -30:28   Arnaud Gerard 
              -30:28   Bernhard Eisel 
            
           Favourites by position :
                  +8   George Hincapie 
                  +4   Jens Voigt 
                  +3   Damiano Cunego 
                  +3   Andy Schleck 
                  +2   Carlos Sastre 
                  +1   Samuel Sanchez 
                  +1   Alejandro Valverde 
                  -1   Denis Menchov 
                  -1   Christian Vande Velde 
                  -3   Vladimir Efimkin 
            
           Favourites by time :
               +1:04   George Hincapie 
               -0:04   Samuel Sanchez 
               -0:35   Kim Kirchen 
               -0:35   Denis Menchov 
               -1:53   Jens Voigt 
               -2:36   Christian Vande Velde 
               -3:22   Vladimir Efimkin 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Frank Schleck                              68.30.16
                   2  Bernhard Kohl                                  0.07
                   3  Cadel Evans                                    0.08
                   4  Carlos Sastre                                  0.49
                   5  Denis Menchov                                  1.13
                   6  Christian Vande Velde                          3.15
                   7  Kim Kirchen                                    3.23
                   8  Alejandro Valverde                             4.11
                   9  Samuel Sanchez                                 4.38
                   .....
                  11  Vladimir Efimkin                               6.58
                  12  Damiano Cunego                                 7.43
                   .....
                  14  Andy Schleck                                   9.01
                   .....
                  37  Jens Voigt                                    44.18
                  38  George Hincapie                               44.59
            
           Retirements to date :                              Stage
              Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne               15
              Mark Cavendish (GBr) Columbia                      15
              Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld                     5
              Felix Rafael Cardenas (Col) Barloworld             11
              Baden Cooke (Aus) Barloworld                       12
              Moises Duenas (Spa) Barloworld                     11
              Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Barloworld              11
              Manuel Beltran (Spa) Liquigas                       8
              Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas                   16 <<<
              Mark Renshaw (Aus) Credit Agricole                 15
              Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step                    15
              Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                        7
              John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                  7
              Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel                   7
              Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Agritubel                   14
              Iouri Trofimov (Rus) Bouygues Telecom              10
              Sebastien Chavanel (Fra) Francaise des Jeux        16 <<<
              Lilian Jegou (Fra) Francaise des Jeux               7
              Riccardo Ricco (Ita) Saunier Duval-Scott           12
              Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Saunier Duval-Scott       12
              Juan Jose Cobo (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott           12
              David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott       12
              Jesus Del Nero (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott           12
              Angel Gomez Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott         3
              Josep Jufre (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott              12
              Aurelien Passeron (Fra) Saunier Duval-Scott         6
              Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Scott         12
              Herve Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis                 1
              Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Garmin Chipotle - H30        7
            Total retirements : 29