Changes in stage 4 compared to stage 3
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +67   Nelson Vitorino 
                 +53   Maarten Wynants 
                 +52   Gilberto Sampaio 
                 +52   Andreas Klöden 
                 +49   Wim Van Huffel 
                 +48   Björn Schröder 
                 +47   Xavier Tondo 
                 +47   Fabio Sacchi 
                 +45   Antonio Colom 
                 +43   Staf Scheirlinckx 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -97   Fabrizio Guidi 
                 -87   Gert Steegmans 
                 -77   Martin Garrido Mayorga 
                 -75   Stefan Van Dijck 
                 -48   Christophe Mengin 
                 -48   Jos Van Emden 
                 -48   Lars Boom 
                 -46   Egoi Martínez 
                 -44   Thomas Berkhout 
                 -38   Javier Benitez 
                 -36   Greg Van Avermaet 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:03   Alessandro Petacchi 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -22:39   Evgeny Popov 
              -22:39   Martyn Maaskant 
              -10:12   Giosuč Bonomi 
              -10:12   Marcus Zberg 
              -10:12   Tom Steels 
              -10:10   Fabrizio Guidi 
               -7:46   Alessandro Cortinovis 
               -7:46   Bruno Miguel Castanheira Gomes 
               -7:46   Bruno Sa 
               -7:46   Celio Cristiano Sousa 
               -7:46   Christophe Mengin 
            
           Favourites by position :
                 +52   Andreas Klöden 
                 +49   Wim Van Huffel 
                 +43   José Azevedo 
                 +40   Pedro Cardoso 
                 +30   Thomas Fothen 
                 +27   Steffen Wesemann 
                 +25   Davide Rebellin 
                 +22   Sergio Paulinho 
                 +14   Claus Michael Möller 
                 +10   Jeremy Hunt 
                  +5   Yaroslav Popovych 
                  +3   Matthias Kessler 
                  -4   Andreas Klier 
                 -14   Serguei Ivanov 
                 -28   Stefan Schumacher 
                 -33   Sébastien Chavanel 
                 -87   Gert Steegmans 
            
           Favourites by time :
               -0:01   Davide Rebellin 
               -0:11   Wim Van Huffel 
               -0:11   Pedro Cardoso 
               -0:11   José Azevedo 
               -0:11   Andreas Klöden 
               -0:20   Yaroslav Popovych 
               -1:12   Steffen Wesemann 
               -1:12   Andreas Klier 
               -3:13   Thomas Fothen 
               -3:13   Sébastien Chavanel 
               -3:13   Stefan Schumacher 
               -3:13   Sergio Paulinho 
               -5:59   Matthias Kessler 
               -7:46   Serguei Ivanov 
               -7:46   Jeremy Hunt 
               -7:46   Gert Steegmans 
               -7:46   Claus Michael Möller 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Alessandro Petacchi                        18.55.07
                   2  René Haselbacher                               0.10
                   3  Tomas Vaitkus                                  0.12
                   4  Davide Rebellin                                0.17
                   .....
                  17  Pedro Cardoso                                  0.27
                   .....
                  19  José Azevedo                                   0.27
                  20  Wim Van Huffel                                 0.27
                  21  Andreas Klöden                                 0.27
                  22  Yaroslav Popovych                              0.36
                   .....
                  34  Andreas Klier                                  1.28
                   .....
                  48  Steffen Wesemann                               1.28
                   .....
                  61  Sébastien Chavanel                             3.29
                   .....
                  67  Stefan Schumacher                              3.29
                   .....
                  85  Sergio Paulinho                                5.10
                   .....
                  89  Matthias Kessler                               6.15
                  90  Gert Steegmans                                 7.49
                   .....
                 119  Thomas Fothen                                 16.29
                   .....
                 129  Serguei Ivanov                                20.33
                   .....
                 143  Jeremy Hunt                                   21.02
                   .....
                 146  Claus Michael Möller                          21.02
            
           Retirements to date :
               Barbot-Halcon                           Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres 
                  "                                    Jorge Alberto Brito Ferraz 
                  "                                    Ricardo Horta 
               Barloworld                              Enrico Degano 
                  "                                    Robert Hunter 
               Benfica                                 Renato Silva 
                  "                                    Rui Costa 
               Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen   Dimitri De Fauw 
                  "                                    Nico Eeckhout 
                  "                                    Steven Caethoven 
               Duja-Tavira                             Daniel Petrov 
                  "                                    Samuel José Caldeira 
               Liberty Seguros                         César Antunes Quiterio 
               Madeinox-Bric-Loulé                     José Vaz 
               Milram                                  Alberto Ongarato 
               Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-Donnelly-Sean Kell Christophe Beddegenoots 
                  "                                    Glenn Bak 
                  "                                    Mark Cassidy 
                  "                                    Paidi O'Brien 
                  "                                    Simon Kelly 
                  "                                    Tim Meeusen 
               Paredes Rota dos Móveis                 Alexis Rodríguez 
                  "                                    Marcio Correia 
                  "                                    Pedro Barnabe 
               Quickstep-Innergetic                    Addy Engels 
                  "                                    Davide Viganň 
                  "                                    Juan Manuel Gárate 
                  "                                    Peter Van Petegem 
               T-Mobile                                André Korff 
                  "                                    Scott Davis 
               Unibet.com                              Niels Scheuneman 
               Vitória-ASC                             José Martins 
                  "                                    Micael Isidoro 
                  "                                    Ng Yong Li 
            Total retirements : 34