Changes in stage 5 compared to stage 4
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +16   Brent Bookwalter 
                 +14   Bram De Groot 
                 +13   Wouter Weylandt 
                 +13   Sebastian Schwager 
                 +13   Rick Flens 
                 +13   Nathan Miller 
                 +13   Murilo Fischer 
                 +13   Claudio Corioni 
                 +12   Kasper Klostergaard Larsen 
                 +12   Frantisek Rabon 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -24   Evgeny Sokolov 
                 -12   Jeffry Louder 
                  -9   Ian McKissick 
                  -9   Jean Eudes Demaret 
                  -9   Rein Taaramae 
                  -9   Vladimir Gusev 
                  -8   Christophe Kern 
                  -7   Stef Clement 
                  -7   Steve Zampieri 
                  -5   Mathias Frank 
                  -3   Serguei Yakovlev 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:10   Daniele Bennati 
               +0:06   Markus Zberg 
               +0:04   Maxim Iglinsky 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -17:33   Evgeny Sokolov 
              -10:26   Ian McKissick 
              -10:26   Jean Eudes Demaret 
              -10:26   Luciano Andre Pagliarini Mendonca 
               -6:58   Nathan Miller 
               -6:25   Christophe Kern 
               -6:25   Ivan Santaromita 
               -6:25   Matej Mugerli 
               -6:25   Rein Taaramae 
               -6:25   Steve Zampieri 
               -6:25   Vladimir Gusev 
            
           Favourites by position :
                 +13   Wouter Weylandt 
                 +10   Bradley Wiggins 
                  +7   Daniele Bennati 
                  +2   Markus Fothen 
                  +2   Chris Anker Sorensen 
                  +1   Bernhard Kohl 
                  -9   Vladimir Gusev 
            
           Favourites by time :
               +0:10   Daniele Bennati 
               -0:51   Markus Fothen 
               -1:18   Bradley Wiggins 
               -4:29   Wouter Weylandt 
               -6:25   Vladimir Gusev 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Andreas Kloden                             16.43.20
                   2  Roman Kreuziger                                0.35
                   3  Marco Pinotti                                  0.43
                   4  Denis Menchov                                  0.45
                   .....
                   6  Sandy Casar                                    1.05
                   .....
                  11  Sylvester Szmyd                                1.58
                   .....
                  19  Jens Voigt                                     2.45
                   .....
                  21  Bernhard Kohl                                  3.14
                   .....
                  29  Chris Anker Sorensen                           5.17
                   .....
                  42  Vladimir Gusev                                12.43
                   .....
                  48  Markus Fothen                                 15.42
                   .....
                  85  Daniele Bennati                               34.02
                   .....
                 105  Bradley Wiggins                               47.48
                   .....
                 119  Wouter Weylandt                             1.05.09
            
           Retirements to date :                                             Stage
              Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                       4
              Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Rabobank                                     1
              Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank                                          4
              Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank                                       5 <<<
              Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team CSC                                   4
              Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                     1
              Dominique Cornu (Bel) Silence - Lotto                              5 <<<
              Nick Gates (Aus) Silence - Lotto                                   5 <<<
              Robbie McEwen (Aus) Silence - Lotto                                5 <<<
              Bert Roesems (Bel) Silence - Lotto                                 2
              Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                               4
              Carlo Westphal (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                  5 <<<
              Mickael Cherel (Fra) Francaise des Jeux                            4
              Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Francaise des Jeux                           5 <<<
              Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla Ramos (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott   5 <<<
              Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                           5 <<<
              Matteo Carrara (Ita) Quick Step                                    2
              Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) Quick Step                                5 <<<
              Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram                                    2
              Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Team Milram                                   2
              Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                        5 <<<
              Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi                    1
              Florent Brard (Fra) Cofidis - Le Credit par Telephone              1
              Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) AG2r - La Mondiale                        5 <<<
              Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2r - La Mondiale                            4
              Eric Berthou (Fra) Credit Agricole                                 5 <<<
              Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                         5 <<<
              Johann Tschopp (Swi) Bouygues Telecom                              3
              Francisco Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Lampre                      4
            Total retirements : 29