Changes in stage 7 compared to stage 6
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +10   Benoit Vaugrenard 
                  +8   Robbie McEwen 
                  +8   Pieter Jacobs 
                  +8   Pablo Lastras Garcia 
                  +8   Murilo Fischer 
                  +8   Mark Renshaw 
                  +8   Herve Duclos-Lassalle 
                  +8   Gert Steegmans 
                  +8   Gerald Ciolek 
                  +8   Francisco Perez Sanchez 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -16   Hubert Schwab 
                 -13   Bram Tankink 
                 -13   Jorge Azanza Soto 
                 -12   Hector Gonzalez Baeza 
                 -11   Dmitriy Muravyev 
                 -11   Massimiliano Mori 
                 -10   Christophe Mengin 
                 -10   Edvald Boasson Hagen 
                 -10   Johan Van Summeren 
                 -10   Matteo Bono 
                  -9   Dionisio Galparsoro Martinez 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:12   Fabian Cancellara 
               +0:06   Erik Zabel 
               +0:04   Robbie McEwen 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
               -6:05   Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez 
               -6:05   Andoni Lafuente 
               -6:05   Bram Tankink 
               -6:05   Christophe Mengin 
               -6:05   Darren Lill 
               -6:05   Dionisio Galparsoro Martinez 
               -6:05   Dmitriy Muravyev 
               -6:05   Edvald Boasson Hagen 
               -6:05   Frank Hoj 
               -6:05   Gregory Rast 
               -6:05   Hector Gonzalez Baeza 
            
           Favourites by position :
                  +5   Erik Zabel 
                  +5   Alessandro Ballan 
                  +4   Stuart O'Grady 
                  +4   Bobby Julich 
                  +3   Jens Voigt 
                  +2   Sylvain Chavanel 
                  +2   Fabian Cancellara 
                  -2   Thomas Dekker 
                  -8   Stefan Schumacher 
            
           Favourites by time :
               +0:12   Fabian Cancellara 
               +0:06   Erik Zabel 
               -6:05   Thomas Dekker 
               -6:05   Stefan Schumacher 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Kim Kirchen                                30.41.42
                   2  Roman Kreuziger                                0.27
                   3  Igor Anton Hernandez                           0.33
                   4  Stijn Devolder                                 0.46
                   .....
                   6  Andreas Kloden                                 0.58
                   7  Andy Schleck                                   1.04
                   .....
                  11  Damiano Cunego                                 1.44
                   .....
                  21  Frank Schleck                                  4.36
                   .....
                  41  Jens Voigt                                    17.10
                   .....
                  48  Stefan Schumacher                             20.32
                   .....
                  56  Sylvain Chavanel                              26.02
                   .....
                  59  Bobby Julich                                  27.01
                   .....
                  62  Erik Zabel                                    28.16
                   .....
                  88  Fabian Cancellara                             40.10
                   .....
                  93  Stuart O'Grady                                42.37
                   .....
                 110  Alessandro Ballan                             50.13
                   .....
                 137  Thomas Dekker                               1.03.10
            
           Retirements to date :                                          Stage
              Alexandre Blain (Fra) Cofidis - Le Credit par Telephone         1
              Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                   5
              Enrico Poitschke (Ger) Team Milram                              5
              Marco Velo (Ita) Team Milram                                    6
              Sylvain Calzati (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                          7 <<<
              Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Quick Step                              7 <<<
              Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Astana                                     4
              Sergey Yakovlev (Kaz) Astana                                    3
              Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank                                4
              Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank                              5
              Gianni Meersman (Bel) Francaise des Jeux                        5
              David Canada (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                        1
              Eros Capecchi (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                       4
              Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott           4
              Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          6
              Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi             5
              Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team High Road                             5
              Jonathan Garcia (USA) BMC Racing Team                           5
              Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team                              5
              Olaf Pollack (Ger) Team Volksbank                               5
            Total retirements : 20