Stage 1 : Jul 4, Rotterdam - Brussels, 223.5 km                      
            
             1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini                                  5.09.38
             2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia                                                
             3 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team                                                  
             4 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha                                                      
             5 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Francaise des Jeux                                           
             6 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo                                                       
             7 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                         
             8 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram                                                     
             9 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                                          
            10 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto                                             
            
            
           Changes in GC, stage 1 compared to stage 0 :
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                  +6   Wesley Sulzberger 
                  +6   Ruben Perez Moreno 
                  +6   Mathieu Perget 
                  +6   Jose Alberto Benitez Roman 
                  +6   Aitor Perez Arrieta 
                  +5   Thomas Voeckler 
                  +5   Serguei Ivanov 
                  +5   Serge Pauwels 
                  +5   Rinaldo Nocentini 
                  +5   Pierre Rolland 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                -159   Lars Boom 
                -148   Maarten Tjallingii 
                -101   Maarten Wijnants 
                 -47   Andreas Klier 
                 -15   Alan Perez Lezaun 
                  -5   Dmitriy Muravyev 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
            
           Biggest losers by time :
               -4:06   Dmitriy Muravyev 
               -3:43   Alan Perez Lezaun 
               -3:20   Lars Boom 
               -3:20   Maarten Wijnants 
               -3:14   Andreas Klier 
               -2:37   Maarten Tjallingii 
            
           Favourites by position :
                  +3   Joaquin Rodriguez 
                  +3   Andy Schleck 
                  +2   Robert Gesink 
                  +2   Ivan Basso 
                  +2   Frank Schleck 
                  +2   Denis Menchov 
            
           Favourites by time :
            
           Top 3 and favourites GC standings (previous stage in parens) :
                   1  Fabian Cancellara                      5:19:38         (unchanged)
                   2  Tony Martin                               0:10         (unchanged)
                   3  David Millar                              0:20         (unchanged)
                   4  Lance Armstrong                           0:22         (unchanged)
                   .....
                   6  Alberto Contador Velasco                  0:27         (unchanged)
                   .....
                   8  Levi Leipheimer                           0:28         (unchanged)
                   .....
                  17  Andreas Kloden                            0:36         (unchanged)
                   .....
                  20  Roman Kreuziger                           0:38         (unchanged)
                   .....
                  22  Luis Leon Sanchez Gil                     0:39         (unchanged)
                  23  Cadel Evans                               0:39         (unchanged)
                   .....
                  54  Robert Gesink                             0:51         (was 56th at 0:51)
                   .....
                  70  Ivan Basso                                0:55         (was 72nd at 0:55)
                   .....
                  72  Denis Menchov                             0:56         (was 74th at 0:56)
                   .....
                  77  Frank Schleck                             0:57         (was 79th at 0:57)
                   .....
                 112  Joaquin Rodriguez                         1:08         (was 115th at 1:08)
                   .....
                 119  Andy Schleck                              1:09         (was 122nd at 1:09)
            
           Top 10 on Points table with previous in parens:
                   1  Alessandro Petacchi                         35         (was 0 points)
                   2  Mark Renshaw                                30         (was 0 points)
                   3  Thor Hushovd                                26         (was 0 points)
                   4  Robbie McEwen                               24         (was 0 points)
                   5  Matthieu Ladagnous                          22         (was 0 points)
                   6  Daniel Oss                                  20         (was 0 points)
                   7  Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil                      19         (was 0 points)
                   8  Christian Knees                             18         (was 0 points)
                   9  Geraint Thomas                              17         (was 5th with 6 points)
                  10  Ruben Perez Moreno                          17         (was 0 points)
            
           Retirements to date :                                             Stage
              Manuel Cardoso (Spa) Footon-Servetto                               1 <<<
              Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team                                1 <<<
            Total retirements : 2