Changes in stage 2 compared to stage 1
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                +157   David Kopp 
                +147   Frank Schleck 
                +145   Peter Wrolich 
                +142   Tyler Farrar 
                +140   Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil 
                +138   Arnaud Coyot 
                +128   Bobby Julich 
                +128   Andy Schleck 
                +113   Christophe Mengin 
                +104   Pablo Lastras Garcia 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                -143   Maxim Iglinsky 
                -140   Bernhard Eisel 
                -140   Johann Tschopp 
                -139   Arnaud Labbe 
                -139   Jimmy Casper 
                -139   Steve Morabito 
                -132   Marco Pinotti 
                -130   Roberto Longo 
                -129   Daniele Righi 
                -128   Fabio Baldato 
                -127   Victor Hugo Pena Grisales 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +1:39   Steven Cummings 
               +0:40   Kasper Klostergaard 
               +0:39   Jens Voigt 
               +0:39   Frank Schleck 
               +0:39   Bobby Julich 
               +0:39   Andy Schleck 
               +0:39   Allan Johansen 
               +0:37   David Kopp 
               +0:36   Peter Wrolich 
               +0:28   Amaël Moinard 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -12:11   Gianluca Geremia 
              -12:11   Manuele Spadi 
               -7:11   Bernhard Eisel 
               -7:05   Maxim Iglinsky 
               -7:05   Steve Morabito 
               -7:03   Arnaud Labbe 
               -7:03   Jimmy Casper 
               -7:03   Johann Tschopp 
               -7:03   Victor Hugo Pena Grisales 
               -7:01   Nick Gates 
               -6:58   Robert Radosz 
            
           Favourites by position :
                +147   Frank Schleck 
                +145   Peter Wrolich 
                +128   Bobby Julich 
                +128   Andy Schleck 
                +102   Jens Voigt 
                +101   Marzio Bruseghin 
                 +77   Fabian Wegmann 
                 +68   Gorazd Stangelj 
                 +53   Frédéric Guesdon 
                 +45   Sandy Casar 
                 +39   Danilo Di Luca 
                 +33   Fabian Cancellara 
                 +24   Thomas Voeckler 
                  +1   Beat Zberg 
                  -9   Rik Verbrugghe 
                 -13   Robert Förster 
                 -14   Kim Kirchen 
                 -19   Vladimir Gusev 
                 -81   Dario David Cioni 
                -140   Bernhard Eisel 
            
           Favourites by time :
               +0:39   Jens Voigt 
               +0:39   Frank Schleck 
               +0:39   Bobby Julich 
               +0:39   Andy Schleck 
               +0:36   Peter Wrolich 
               +0:26   Marzio Bruseghin 
               +0:22   Sandy Casar 
               +0:22   Frédéric Guesdon 
               +0:18   Gorazd Stangelj 
               +0:14   Danilo Di Luca 
               +0:10   Fabian Wegmann 
               +0:09   Thomas Voeckler 
               +0:08   Robert Förster 
               +0:08   Beat Zberg 
               +0:06   Vladimir Gusev 
               +0:02   Dario David Cioni 
               -0:08   Kim Kirchen 
               -0:38   Fabian Cancellara 
               -6:35   Rik Verbrugghe 
               -7:11   Bernhard Eisel 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Graeme Brown                                4.50.36
                   2  Wouter Weylandt                                0.03
                   3  Saďd Haddou                                    0.06
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                   5  Fabian Wegmann                                 0.08
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                  17  Peter Wrolich                                  0.10
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                  19  Frank Schleck                                  0.10
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                  22  Kim Kirchen                                    0.10
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                  40  Andy Schleck                                   0.10
                  41  Bobby Julich                                   0.10
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                  45  Gorazd Stangelj                                0.10
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                  50  Marzio Bruseghin                               0.10
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                  58  Danilo Di Luca                                 0.10
                  59  Thomas Voeckler                                0.10
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                  68  Jens Voigt                                     0.10
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                  77  Beat Zberg                                     0.10
                   .....
                  90  Vladimir Gusev                                 0.10
                  91  Frédéric Guesdon                               0.10
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                  94  Robert Förster                                 0.10
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                 100  Sandy Casar                                    0.10
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                 117  Dario David Cioni                              0.10
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                 134  Fabian Cancellara                              1.27
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                 147  Bernhard Eisel                                 7.13
                   .....
                 166  Rik Verbrugghe                                 7.13
            
           Retirements to date :
               Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team      Fumiyuki Beppu                           DNF 2    <<
               T-Mobile Team                           Jakob Pill                               DNF 2    <<
            Total retirements : 2