Stage 16 : Tuesday, July 21 2009, Martigny - Bourg-Saint-Maurice, 159 km
            
             1 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                            4.14.20
             2 Sandy Casar (Fra) Francaise des Jeux                                              0.06
             3 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom                                          
             4 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale                                                  
             5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                           
             6 Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne                                       
             7 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                  0.11
             8 Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                               
             9 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel                                                 0.59
            10 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana                                                 
            
            
           Changes in stage 16 compared to stage 15 :
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +20   Staf Scheirlinckx 
                 +20   Ruben Perez Moreno 
                 +19   Joan Horrach Rippoll 
                 +18   Inigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro 
                 +14   Simon Spilak 
                 +13   Greg Van Avermaet 
                 +13   Fabian Wegmann 
                 +12   Marzio Bruseghin 
                 +12   Amael Moinard 
                 +11   Pierrick Fedrigo 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -29   Maxime Monfort 
                 -26   Tony Martin 
                 -15   Amets Txurruka 
                 -15   Fabian Cancellara 
                 -13   David Millar 
                 -13   Denis Menchov 
                 -13   George Hincapie 
                 -11   Juan Manuel Garate Cepa 
                 -10   Heinrich Haussler 
                  -9   Christophe Kern 
                  -9   Cyril Dessel 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:59   Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau 
               +0:53   Sandy Casar 
               +0:53   Pierrick Fedrigo 
               +0:53   Nicholas Roche 
               +0:53   Jurgen Van Den Broeck 
               +0:53   Amael Moinard 
               +0:48   Stephane Goubert 
               +0:48   Franco Pellizotti 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -33:44   Kenny Robert van Hummel 
              -26:57   Niki Terpstra 
              -26:37   Albert Timmer 
              -26:37   Bernhard Eisel 
              -26:37   Bert Grabsch 
              -26:37   Cyril Dessel 
              -26:37   Marcin Sapa 
              -26:37   Mark Cavendish 
              -26:37   Mark Renshaw 
              -26:37   Samuel Dumoulin 
              -26:37   Steven de Jongh 
            
           Favourites by position :
                 +12   Marzio Bruseghin 
                  +6   Franco Pellizotti 
                  +4   Vladimir Karpets 
                  +4   Roman Kreuziger 
                  +4   Kim Kirchen 
                  +2   Frank Schleck 
                  +2   Carlos Sastre Candil 
                  -3   Cadel Evans 
                 -13   Denis Menchov 
            
           Favourites by time :
               +0:48   Franco Pellizotti 
               -2:56   Cadel Evans 
               -9:43   Marzio Bruseghin 
              -15:41   Denis Menchov 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Alberto Contador Velasco                   67.33.15
                   2  Lance Armstrong                                1.37
                   3  Bradley Wiggins                                1.46
                   .....
                   5  Andy Schleck                                   2.26
                   .....
                   8  Frank Schleck                                  3.25
                   9  Carlos Sastre Candil                           3.52
                   .....
                  12  Roman Kreuziger                                4.40
                  13  Kim Kirchen                                    5.05
                   .....
                  16  Vladimir Karpets                               5.56
                  17  Cadel Evans                                    7.23
                   .....
                  40  Franco Pellizotti                             23.38
                   .....
                  42  Denis Menchov                                 27.04
                   .....
                  86  Marzio Bruseghin                            1.20.14
            
           Retirements to date :                                        Stage
              Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank                              16 <<<
              Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step                                  15
              Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale                      15
              Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana                                 13
              Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram                              13
              Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - NGC                             12
              Jerome Coppel (Fra) Francaise des Jeux                       12
              Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel                                12
              Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne            12
              Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Saxo Bank                       11
              Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team Katusha                          9
              David Lelay (Fra) Agritubel                                   8
              Eduardo Gonzalo Ramirez (Spa) Agritubel                       8
              Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi           8
              Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                      8
              Sebastien Joly (Fra) Francaise des Jeux                       7
              Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank                                  6
              Piet Rooijakkers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                           5
              Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step                          3
            Total retirements : 19