Changes in stage 2 compared to stage 1
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +20   Sebastian Schwager 
                 +20   Paolo Tiralongo 
                 +20   Kasper Klostergaard Larsen 
                 +20   Jeremy Roy 
                 +20   Danilo Wyss 
                 +18   Manuele Mori 
                 +17   Sergio Ghisalberti 
                 +17   Mathieu Perget 
                 +17   Giovanni Bernaudeau 
                 +15   Claudio Corioni 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -61   Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla Ramos 
                 -52   Adam Hansen 
                 -52   Dries Devenyns 
                 -37   Frantisek Rabon 
                 -35   Ivan Santaromita 
                 -28   Thomas Frei 
                 -22   Brent Bookwalter 
                 -19   Mark Cavendish 
                 -18   Dominique Cornu 
                 -18   Julien Mazet 
                 -17   Jose Luis Arrieta Lujambio 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:10   Robbie McEwen 
               +0:06   Daniele Bennati 
               +0:04   Matti Breschel 
               +0:02   Remy Di Gregorio 
               +0:01   Jose Vicente Garcia Acosta 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -13:19   Brent Bookwalter 
              -13:19   Carlo Westphal 
              -11:43   Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla Ramos 
              -11:43   Dries Devenyns 
              -11:43   Luciano Andre Pagliarini Mendonca 
              -10:26   Bram De Groot 
              -10:26   Dominique Cornu 
              -10:26   Luca Barla 
              -10:26   Nathan Miller 
              -10:26   Rick Flens 
              -10:26   Timothy Gudsell 
            
           Favourites by position :
                 +13   Bradley Wiggins 
                  +4   Chris Anker Sorensen 
                  +2   Markus Fothen 
                  +2   Bernhard Kohl 
                  +1   Vladimir Gusev 
                  +1   Sylvester Szmyd 
                  +1   Sandy Casar 
                  +1   Marco Pinotti 
                  +1   Jens Voigt 
                  +1   Denis Menchov 
                  +1   Daniele Bennati 
                  +1   Andreas Kloden 
            
           Favourites by time :
               +0:06   Daniele Bennati 
               -5:19   Bradley Wiggins 
              -10:26   Wouter Weylandt 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Michael Albasini                            9.05.46
                   2  Maxim Iglinsky                                 0.01
                   3  Markus Zberg                                   0.08
                   4  Roman Kreuziger                                0.08
                   5  Thomas Dekker                                  0.09
                   .....
                   8  Andreas Kloden                                 0.10
                   .....
                  12  Vladimir Gusev                                 0.11
                   .....
                  17  Sandy Casar                                    0.12
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                  19  Jens Voigt                                     0.13
                   .....
                  23  Marco Pinotti                                  0.14
                   .....
                  27  Sylvester Szmyd                                0.16
                  28  Denis Menchov                                  0.16
                   .....
                  34  Bernhard Kohl                                  0.21
                   .....
                  39  Daniele Bennati                                1.17
                   .....
                  45  Markus Fothen                                  1.26
                   .....
                  72  Chris Anker Sorensen                           1.36
                   .....
                 123  Bradley Wiggins                               21.51
                   .....
                 139  Wouter Weylandt                               27.04
            
           Retirements to date :                                             Stage
              Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Rabobank                                     1
              Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                     1
              Bert Roesems (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                 2 <<<
              Matteo Carrara (Ita) Quick Step                                    2 <<<
              Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram                                    2 <<<
              Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Team Milram                                   2 <<<
              Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                    1
              Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis - Le Credit par Telephone              1
            Total retirements : 8