Changes in stage 4 compared to stage 3
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                  +9   Andre Korff 
                  +8   Olaf Pollack 
                  +8   Gert Steegmans 
                  +7   Mark Renshaw 
                  +7   Marcus Burghardt 
                  +7   Koldo Fernandez De Larrea 
                  +7   Danilo Napolitano 
                  +6   Sebastian Langeveld 
                  +6   Herve Duclos-Lassalle 
                  +6   Gregory Rast 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -41   Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez 
                 -17   Hector Gonzalez Baeza 
                 -13   Wim Vansevenant 
                 -12   Jeffry Louder 
                 -11   Matteo Bono 
                  -7   Dionisio Galparsoro Martinez 
                  -6   Sylvain Calzati 
                  -2   Giovanni Visconti 
                  -2   Vicente Reynes Mimo 
                  -1   Alessandro Vanotti 
                  -1   Christian Knees 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:10   Robbie McEwen 
               +0:06   Oscar Freire Gomez 
               +0:04   Gerald Ciolek 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -18:31   Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez 
               -4:22   Hector Gonzalez Baeza 
               -4:22   Wim Vansevenant 
               -2:08   Matteo Bono 
               -1:11   Jeffry Louder 
               -1:11   Lloyd Mondory 
               -1:11   Raul Alarcon Garcia 
               -1:11   Sylvain Calzati 
               -1:11   Theo Eltink 
               -1:11   Thomas Dekker 
               -1:04   Giovanni Visconti 
            
           Favourites by position :
                  +6   Alessandro Ballan 
                  +4   Thomas Dekker 
                  +2   Stuart O'Grady 
                  +2   Fabian Cancellara 
                  +2   Bobby Julich 
                  +1   Sylvain Chavanel 
                  +1   Erik Zabel 
            
           Favourites by time :
               -0:22   Sylvain Chavanel 
               -0:22   Alessandro Ballan 
               -1:11   Thomas Dekker 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Igor Anton Hernandez                       16.36.44
                   2  Kim Kirchen                                    0.06
                   3  Damiano Cunego                                 0.12
                   4  Frank Schleck                                  0.16
                   .....
                   7  Stijn Devolder                                 0.22
                   .....
                   9  Andy Schleck                                   0.40
                  10  Andreas Kloden                                 0.40
                   .....
                  29  Stefan Schumacher                              2.39
                   .....
                  45  Jens Voigt                                     5.36
                   .....
                  60  Erik Zabel                                     9.53
                  61  Sylvain Chavanel                              10.50
                   .....
                  69  Fabian Cancellara                             13.10
                   .....
                  81  Bobby Julich                                  16.08
                   .....
                 108  Stuart O'Grady                                20.31
                   .....
                 117  Alessandro Ballan                             23.01
                   .....
                 146  Thomas Dekker                                 29.53
            
           Retirements to date :                                          Stage
              Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis - Le Credit par Telephone         1
              Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Astana                                     4 <<<
              Sergey Yakovlev (Kaz) Astana                                    3
              Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank                                4 <<<
              David Canada (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                        1
              Eros Capecchi (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                       4 <<<
              Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott           4 <<<
            Total retirements : 7