Changes in stage 7 compared to stage 6
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +75   David De La Fuente 
                 +63   Rubens Bertogliati 
                 +56   Kurt-Asle Arvesen 
                 +54   Baden Cooke 
                 +47   Thor Hushovd 
                 +47   Arnaud Coyot 
                 +44   Josep Jufre 
                 +39   Geoffroy Lequatre 
                 +39   David Lopez Garcia 
                 +38   Benoit Vaugrenard 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -51   John-Lee Augustyn 
                 -46   Leonardo Duque 
                 -46   Thomas Voeckler 
                 -45   Sylvain Chavanel 
                 -44   David Moncoutie 
                 -44   Ryder Hesjedal 
                 -41   George Hincapie 
                 -41   Jose Luis Arrieta 
                 -36   Carlos Barredo 
                 -36   David Le Lay 
                 -36   Juan Jose Oroz 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:06   Luis Leon Sanchez 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -21:47   Adam Hansen 
              -21:47   Aleksandr Kuschynski 
              -21:47   Alessandro Ballan 
              -21:47   Amets Txurruka 
              -21:47   Arnaud Gerard 
              -21:47   Bernhard Eisel 
              -21:47   Brett Lancaster 
              -21:47   Carlos Barredo 
              -21:47   Chris Froome 
              -21:47   Christophe Brandt 
              -21:47   Christophe Riblon 
            
           Favourites by position :
                  +4   Frank Schleck 
                  +4   Andy Schleck 
                  +3   Riccardo Ricco 
                  +2   Denis Menchov 
                  +2   Alejandro Valverde 
                  +1   Stijn Devolder 
                  +1   Oscar Pereiro 
                  -1   Vladimir Efimkin 
                  -1   Manuel Beltran 
                  -3   Damiano Cunego 
                 -15   Jens Voigt 
                 -41   George Hincapie 
            
           Favourites by time :
               -0:27   Vladimir Efimkin 
               -0:27   Manuel Beltran 
               -0:27   Damiano Cunego 
               -4:30   Jens Voigt 
              -10:51   George Hincapie 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Kim Kirchen                                28.23.40
                   2  Cadel Evans                                    0.06
                   3  Stefan Schumacher                              0.16
                   .....
                   5  Denis Menchov                                  1.03
                   6  Alejandro Valverde                             1.12
                   .....
                   8  Stijn Devolder                                 1.21
                   9  Oscar Pereiro                                  1.21
                   .....
                  11  Samuel Sanchez                                 1.27
                  12  Carlos Sastre                                  1.34
                  13  Frank Schleck                                  1.56
                  14  Andy Schleck                                   1.58
                   .....
                  17  Damiano Cunego                                 2.09
                   .....
                  25  Vladimir Efimkin                               3.03
                  26  Manuel Beltran                                 3.20
                   .....
                  28  Riccardo Ricco                                 3.52
                   .....
                  42  Jens Voigt                                     7.31
                   .....
                  56  George Hincapie                               12.36
            
           Retirements to date :                              Stage
              Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld                     5
              Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                        7 <<<
              John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                  7 <<<
              Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel                   7 <<<
              Lilian Jegou (Fra) Francaise des Jeux               7 <<<
              Angel Gomez Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Scott         3
              Aurelien Passeron (Fra) Saunier Duval-Scott         6
              Herve Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis                 1
              Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Garmin Chipotle - H30        7 <<<
            Total retirements : 9