Changes in stage 6 compared to stage 5
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +23   Ángel Vicioso 
                 +17   Marcel Strauss 
                 +17   Johan Van Summeren 
                 +17   Allan Davis 
                 +14   Victor Hugo Peña 
                 +14   Mauro Da Dalto 
                 +14   Juan Carlos Carinena 
                 +14   Fred Rodriguez 
                 +14   Carlo Scognamiglio 
                 +14   Benoît Vaugrenard 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -28   Linus Gerdemann 
                 -22   Anthony Charteau 
                 -22   Massimiliano Mori 
                 -21   Mikel Artetxe 
                 -20   Santiago Perez 
                 -19   Daniele Bennati 
                 -17   Christophe Le Mevel 
                 -15   Grischa Niermann 
                 -14   Unai Etxebarria 
                 -13   Aaron Kemps 
                 -12   José Ruiz 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +4:03   Ángel Vicioso 
               +0:10   Mark Cavendish 
               +0:06   Leonardo Duque 
               +0:04   Paolo Bossoni 
               +0:03   Francisco Jose Martinez 
               +0:02   Victor Hugo Peña 
               +0:01   Luis Pasamontes 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
               -7:34   Allan Johansen 
               -7:34   Linus Gerdemann 
               -6:46   Daniele Bennati 
               -6:38   Claudio Corioni 
               -6:38   Massimiliano Mori 
               -6:38   Paolo Fornaciari 
               -5:16   Aaron Kemps 
               -4:58   Marcus Ljungqvist 
               -4:49   Gregory Rast 
               -4:42   Andoni Aranaga 
               -4:42   Christophe Le Mevel 
            
           Favourites by position :
                  +6   Oscar Pereiro 
                  +6   Isidro Nozal 
                  +6   Florent Brard 
                  +5   Serguei Ivanov 
                  +5   Iker Flores 
                  +4   Iván Gutiérrez 
                  +1   Christophe Moreau 
                  -1   Samuel Sánchez 
                  -1   Oscar Sevilla 
                  -1   Denis Menchov 
                  -1   Alexander Vinokourov 
                 -14   Unai Etxebarria 
                 -20   Santiago Perez 
            
           Favourites by time :
               -0:23   Giuseppe Guerini 
               -0:28   Oscar Sevilla 
               -0:28   Denis Menchov 
               -0:39   Serguei Ivanov 
               -0:41   Samuel Sánchez 
               -0:44   Alexander Vinokourov 
               -4:42   Unai Etxebarria 
               -4:42   Santiago Perez 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Vladimir Karpets                           19.34.50
                   2  Michael Rogers                                 0.40
                   3  Denis Menchov                                  0.44
                   4  Christophe Moreau                              1.34
                   5  Oscar Sevilla                                  1.34
                   6  Francisco Mancebo                              1.49
                   .....
                   9  Marcos Serrano                                 2.29
                   .....
                  16  Samuel Sánchez                                 4.22
                  17  Alexander Vinokourov                           4.26
                   .....
                  21  Iñigo Cuesta                                   4.59
                   .....
                  54  Serguei Ivanov                                11.25
                   .....
                  63  Isidro Nozal                                  14.10
                   .....
                  75  Giuseppe Guerini                              16.35
                   .....
                  99  Iván Gutiérrez                                20.08
                   .....
                 108  Santiago Perez                                22.23
                   .....
                 117  Oscar Pereiro                                 26.01
                 118  Florent Brard                                 26.11
                   .....
                 122  Iker Flores                                   26.35
                   .....
                 150  Unai Etxebarria                               32.15
            
           Retirements to date :
               Ag2r Prévoyance                         Samuel Dumoulin 
               Bouygues Telecom                        Laurent Lefèvre 
               Crédit Agricole                         Dmitriy Fofonov 
               Discovery Channel                       Antonio Cruz 
               Euskaltel-Euskadi                       Andoni Lafuente 
                  "                                    Jon Bru 
               Fuerteventura-Canarias                  Eladio Sánchez 
               Gerolsteiner                            Markus Zberg 
               Lampre-Fondital                         Jaime Castañeda 
               Liquigas                                Guido Trenti 
                  "                                    Magnus Backstedt 
               Milram                                  Erik Zabel 
                  "                                    Igor Astarloa 
                  "                                    Niki Terpstra 
                  "                                    Volodymyr Dyudya 
               Predictor-Lotto                         Dominique Cornu 
               Quickstep-Innergetic                    Kevin Van Impe 
               Rabobank                                Michael Boogerd 
                  "                                    Thorwald Veneberg 
               T-Mobile                                Jakob Piil 
               Team CSC                                Christian Vande Velde 
               Unibet.com                              Baden Cooke 
            Total retirements : 22