Changes in stage 3 compared to stage 2
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +31   Alexandre Moos 
                 +24   Chris Anker Sorensen 
                 +23   Stef Clement 
                 +23   Kevin Seeldraeyers 
                 +21   Denis Menchov 
                 +18   Marco Pinotti 
                 +18   Evgeny Sokolov 
                 +17   Gustav Erik Larsson 
                 +15   Rigoberto Uran 
                 +14   Francesco De Bonis 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -31   Daniele Bennati 
                 -21   Mauro Santambrogio 
                 -20   Martin Elmiger 
                 -19   Bjorn Schroder 
                 -16   Morris Possoni 
                 -15   Michael Albasini 
                 -14   Markus Zberg 
                 -14   Matti Breschel 
                 -14   Ruben Lobato Elvira 
                 -13   Bauke Mollema 
                 -13   Jussi Veikkanen 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:10   Andreas Kloden 
               +0:04   Thomas Dekker 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
               -4:55   Tom Leezer 
               -4:17   Sebastian Schwager 
               -4:14   Mickael Cherel 
               -4:06   Carlo Westphal 
               -4:04   Jurgen Van Goolen 
               -4:01   Nick Gates 
               -4:00   Matej Mugerli 
               -3:51   Robbie McEwen 
               -3:46   Wouter Weylandt 
               -3:21   Claudio Corioni 
               -3:15   Luciano Andre Pagliarini Mendonca 
            
           Favourites by position :
                 +24   Chris Anker Sorensen 
                 +21   Denis Menchov 
                 +18   Marco Pinotti 
                 +13   Bernhard Kohl 
                  +8   Vladimir Gusev 
                  +7   Jens Voigt 
                  +7   Andreas Kloden 
                  +4   Markus Fothen 
                  +3   Thomas Dekker 
                  +3   Sylvester Szmyd 
                  +3   Sandy Casar 
                  +2   Bradley Wiggins 
                  +1   Wouter Weylandt 
                  +1   Roman Kreuziger 
                 -31   Daniele Bennati 
            
           Favourites by time :
               +0:10   Andreas Kloden 
               +0:04   Thomas Dekker 
               -0:27   Vladimir Gusev 
               -0:27   Roman Kreuziger 
               -0:29   Marco Pinotti 
               -0:29   Denis Menchov 
               -0:42   Jens Voigt 
               -0:53   Sandy Casar 
               -1:07   Bernhard Kohl 
               -1:21   Sylvester Szmyd 
               -1:26   Markus Fothen 
               -1:26   Bradley Wiggins 
               -1:38   Chris Anker Sorensen 
               -3:05   Daniele Bennati 
               -3:46   Wouter Weylandt 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Andreas Kloden                              9.31.28
                   2  Thomas Dekker                                  0.05
                   3  Roman Kreuziger                                0.35
                   4  Vladimir Gusev                                 0.38
                   5  Marco Pinotti                                  0.43
                   .....
                   7  Denis Menchov                                  0.45
                   .....
                  12  Jens Voigt                                     0.55
                   .....
                  14  Sandy Casar                                    1.05
                   .....
                  21  Bernhard Kohl                                  1.28
                   .....
                  24  Sylvester Szmyd                                1.37
                   .....
                  41  Markus Fothen                                  2.52
                   .....
                  48  Chris Anker Sorensen                           3.14
                   .....
                  70  Daniele Bennati                                4.22
                   .....
                 121  Bradley Wiggins                               23.17
                   .....
                 138  Wouter Weylandt                               30.50
            
           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
              Johann Tschopp (Swi) Bouygues Telecom                              3 <<<
            Total retirements : 9