Changes in stage 19 compared to stage 18
           
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +18   Alessandro Vanotti
                 +17   Sylvester Szmyd
                 +15   Imanol Erviti Ollo
                 +12   Sébastien Minard
                 +12   Patrick Calcagni
                 +12   Juan Manuel Garate
                 +12   José Luis Rubiera
                 +12   Joost Posthuma
                 +12   Aitor Hernández
                 +11   Karsten Kroon
           
           Biggest losers by position :
                  -9   Stef Clement
                  -6   Bingen Fernandez
                  -6   Daniele Bennati
                  -6   Leonardo Bertagnolli
                  -6   Luis Perez Rodriguez
                  -6   Morris Possoni
                  -5   Geoffroy Lequatre
                  -4   Erik Zabel
                  -4   Jean-Marc Marino
                  -4   José Ángel Gómez Marchante
                  -4   Leonardo Duque
           
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:03   Samuel Sánchez
               +0:03   Daniel Moreno
           
           Biggest losers by time :
              -23:49   Jean-Marc Marino
              -23:46   Bingen Fernandez
              -23:46   Damien Monier
              -23:46   Sebastiaan Langeveld
              -23:32   Adam Hansen
              -23:32   Alberto Ongarato
              -23:32   Alessandro Petacchi
              -23:32   Alexandre Usov
              -23:32   Andrea Moletta
              -23:32   André Greipel
              -23:32   André Korff
           
           Favourites by position :
                 +12   José Luis Rubiera
                  +1   Carlos Sastre
                  -1   Manuel Beltrán
                  -1   Franco Pellizotti
                  -1   Cadel Evans
                  -2   Iñigo Cuesta
           
           Favourites by time :
               +0:03   Samuel Sánchez
               -0:46   Manuel Beltrán
               -1:22   Cadel Evans
               -1:38   Vladimir Karpets
               -2:47   José Luis Rubiera
              -19:02   Santiago Perez
              -19:02   Iñigo Cuesta
              -19:54   Franco Pellizotti
           
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Denis Menchov                              77.59.17
                   2  Carlos Sastre                                  3.02
                   3  Cadel Evans                                    3.49
                   4  Samuel Sánchez                                 3.58
                   .....
                   7  Vladimir Karpets                               7.55
                   .....
                   9  Manuel Beltrán                                 8.27
                   .....
                  37  Franco Pellizotti                             54.43
                   .....
                  41  Iñigo Cuesta                                  58.49
                   .....
                  65  Santiago Perez                              1.28.54
                   .....
                  88  José Luis Rubiera                           1.50.43
           
           Retirements to date :
               Bouygues Telecom                        Aurélien Clerc                           DNF 15
                  "                                    Dimitri Champion                         DNF 14
                  "                                    Giovanni Bernaudeau                      DNF 5
                  "                                    Mathieu Claude
                  "                                    Rony Martias                             DNF 12
                  "                                    Xavier Florencio                         DNS 13
               Caisse d'Epargne                        Oscar Pereiro Sio                        DNF 9
               Crédit Agricole                         Angelo Furlan                            DNF 14
                  "                                    Laszlo Bodrogi                           DNS 18
                  "                                    Pietro Caucchioli                        DNF 14
                  "                                    Rémi Pauriol                             DNF 5
               Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team      Allan Davis                              DNS 18
                  "                                    Egoi Martinez                            DNS 12
                  "                                    Janez Brajkovic                          DNF 10
                  "                                    Sergio Paulinho                          DNS 5
                  "                                    Tom Danielson                            DNF 1
                  "                                    Stijn Devolder                           DNS 19   <<
               Française des Jeux                      Bradley McGee                            DNF 9
                  "                                    Cyrille Monnerais                        DNF 12
                  "                                    Ian McLeod                               DNF 10
                  "                                    Mickael Delage                           DNS 15
               Gerolsteiner                            Davide Rebellin                          DNS 13
                  "                                    Stefan Schumacher                        DNS 18
               Karpin Galicia                          Carlos Castaño                           DNS 14
                  "                                    Serafín Martínez Acevedo                 DNF 14
               Lampre - Fondital                       Damiano Cunego                           DNS 16
                  "                                    Paolo Tiralongo                          DNF 10
               Liquigas                                Francesco Chicchi                        DNF 9
               Predictor - Lotto                       Bert Roesems                             DNF 7
                  "                                    Josep Jufré                              DNF 14
               Quickstep - Innergetic                  Andrea Tonti                             DNS 19   <<
                  "                                    Paolo Bettini                            DNS 18
                  "                                    Tom Boonen                               DNS 13
               Rabobank                                Oscar Freire Gomez                       DNS 10
               Relax - Gam                             Jesús Hernández                          DNF 14
               Saunier Duval - Prodir                  Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla           DNF 7
                  "                                    Arkaitz Durán                            DNF 9
                  "                                    Leonardo Piepoli                         DNS 12
               T-Mobile Team                           Andreas Klier                            DNF 15
                  "                                    Bert Grabsch                             DNS 17
                  "                                    Giuseppe Guerini                         DNS 17
                  "                                    Lorenzo Bernucci                         DNF 4
               Team CSC                                Michael Blaudzun                         DNS 14
            Total retirements : 43