Changes in stage 6 compared to stage 5
           
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +11   Perrig Quemeneur
                 +11   Nicholas Sanderson
                 +11   Julien Simon
                 +11   John Murphy
                 +11   Edward King
                 +10   Timothy Johnson
                 +10   Taylor Tolleson
                 +10   Sergey Ivanov
                 +10   Pipp K Frank
                 +10   Hendricus Vogels
           
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -30   Freddie Rodriguez
                 -20   Justin Spinelli
                 -10   Bradley Wiggins
                  -6   Thomas Lovkvist
                  -5   Doug Ollerenshaw
                  -5   Paul Martens
                  -5   Scott Zwizanski
                  -4   Alexandre Pichot
           
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:10   Luciano Andre Pagliarini Mendonca
               +0:06   Juan Jose Haedo
               +0:04   Paolo Bettini
               +0:03   David Canada Gracia
               +0:01   Christophe Le Mevel
           
           Biggest losers by time :
              -12:10   Freddie Rodriguez
               -7:31   Justin Spinelli
               -5:36   Bradley Wiggins
               -5:36   Thomas Lovkvist
               -5:00   Dan Bowman
               -5:00   Doug Ollerenshaw
               -5:00   Michael Creed
               -5:00   Paul Martens
               -5:00   Scott Zwizanski
               -2:43   Steven Cozza
               -2:42   Alexandre Pichot
           
           Favourites by position :
                  +9   Tom Boonen
                  +7   Thomas Voeckler
                  +2   Jens Voigt
                  +2   Janez Brajkovic
                  +2   Bobby Julich
           
           Favourites by time :
               -1:13   Thomas Voeckler
           
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Levi Leipheimer                            25.33.23
                   2  David Millar                                   0.49
                   3  Christian Vandevelde                           1.08
                   4  Fabian Cancellara                              1.18
                   .....
                   6  David Zabriskie                                1.36
                   7  Christopher Horner                             2.07
                   .....
                  13  Bernhard Kohl                                  3.34
                   .....
                  18  George Hincapie                                7.30
                   .....
                  23  Janez Brajkovic                                9.58
                   .....
                  26  Jens Voigt                                    11.11
                  27  Bobby Julich                                  11.49
                   .....
                  53  Tom Boonen                                    32.11
                   .....
                  83  Thomas Voeckler                               41.04
           
           Retirements to date :                                            Stage
              Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Astana                                       6 <<<
              Eros Capecchi (Ita) Saunier Duval-Scott                           3
              Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) Quick Step                                4
              Adam Hansen (Aus) High Road                                       3
              Kim Kirchen (Lux) High Road                                       6 <<<
              Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) High Road                              3
              Patrice Halgand (Fra) Credit Agricole                             4
              Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Credit Agricole                             4
              Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Credit Agricole                               3
              Mark Renshaw (Aus) Credit Agricole                                2
              Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 4
              Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) Gerolsteiner                            4
              Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                              4
              Mathias Frank (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                  4
              Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                  4
              Vincent Jerome (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             6 <<<
              Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            3
              Julien Belgy (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               4
              Thomas Danielson (USA) Slipstream Chipotle Presented by H30       4
              Tyler Farrar (USA) Slipstream Chipotle Presented by H30           3
              Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team                             4
              Darren Lill (RSA) BMC Racing Team                                 6 <<<
              Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team                                6 <<<
              Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies / Medifast         5
              Kevin Lacombe (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies / Medifast           3
              Jonathan Sundt (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies / Medifast          4
              Philip Zajicek (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis               5
              Karl Menzies (Aus) Health Net presented by Maxxis                 3
              Roman Kilun (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis                  5
              Matthew Crane (USA) Health Net presented by Maxxis                4
              Hilton Clarke (Aus) Toyota - United Pro Cycling Team              3
              Jonathan Clarke (Aus) Toyota - United Pro Cycling Team            3
              Caleb Manion (Aus) Toyota - United Pro Cycling Team               6 <<<
              Benjamin Day (Aus) Toyota - United Pro Cycling Team               6 <<<
              Ivan Dominguez (Cub) Toyota - United Pro Cycling Team             4
              Burke Swindlehurst (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling                      4
              Richard England (Aus) Bissell Pro Cycling                         6 <<<
              Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team                  6 <<<
              Matthew Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team                       3
              Scott Tietzel (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team                      6 <<<
              Bryce Mead (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team                         6 <<<
            Total retirements : 41