Changes in stage 21 compared to stage 20
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                  +2   Ruben Perez 
                  +1   Robert Forster 
                  +1   Remi Pauriol 
                  +1   Matteo Tosatto 
                  +1   Manuel Quinziato 
                  +1   Geoffroy Lequatre 
                  +1   Filippo Pozzato 
                  +1   Christophe Riblon 
                  +1   Brett Lancaster 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                  -2   Sebastian Langeveld 
                  -1   David Le Lay 
                  -1   David Millar 
                  -1   Jimmy Engoulvent 
                  -1   Laurent Lefevre 
                  -1   Marco Marzano 
                  -1   Matteo Bono 
                  -1   Ronny Scholz 
                  -1   Thomas Voeckler 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:14   Thor Hushovd 
               +0:14   Steven De Jongh 
               +0:14   Stefan Schumacher 
               +0:14   Sebastien Rosseler 
               +0:14   Ruben Perez 
               +0:14   Robert Hunter 
               +0:14   Robert Forster 
               +0:14   Robbie McEwen 
               +0:14   Oscar Freire 
               +0:14   Murilo Fischer 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
               -1:23   Chris Froome 
               -1:14   Dario Cioni 
               -1:12   Philippe Gilbert 
               -0:54   Bernhard Eisel 
               -0:54   Wim Vansevenant 
               -0:29   Giampaolo Cheula 
               -0:29   Sebastian Langeveld 
               -0:22   Jose Vicente Garcia 
               -0:22   Martyn Maaskant 
               -0:20   Daniele Righi 
               -0:20   David Millar 
            
           Favourites by position :
            
           Favourites by time :
               +0:14   Alejandro Valverde 
               +0:07   Vladimir Efimkin 
               +0:07   Samuel Sanchez 
               +0:07   Kim Kirchen 
               +0:07   George Hincapie 
               +0:07   Christian Vande Velde 
               +0:07   Cadel Evans 
               -0:10   Denis Menchov 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Carlos Sastre                              87.52.52
                   2  Cadel Evans                                    0.58
                   3  Bernhard Kohl                                  1.13
                   4  Denis Menchov                                  2.10
                   5  Christian Vande Velde                          3.05
                   6  Frank Schleck                                  4.28
                   7  Samuel Sanchez                                 6.25
                   8  Kim Kirchen                                    6.55
                   9  Alejandro Valverde                             7.12
                   .....
                  11  Vladimir Efimkin                               9.55
                  12  Andy Schleck                                  11.32
                   .....
                  35  George Hincapie                             1.08.15
                   .....
                  37  Jens Voigt                                  1.11.55
            
           Retirements to date :                              Stage
              Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto              19
              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
              Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre                        19
              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
              Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                  19
              Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel                   7
              Jimmy Casper (Fra) Agritubel                       17
              Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel                      19
              Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Agritubel                   14
              Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Rabobank                 19
              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 : 35