Changes in stage 12 compared to stage 11
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +24   Cycril Lemoine 
                 +16   Pedro Horrillo Munoz 
                 +16   Juan Jose Haedo 
                 +16   Gorazd Stangelj 
                 +15   Claudio Corioni 
                 +14   Tomas Vaitkus 
                 +14   Mikhail Ignatiev 
                 +14   Enrico Franzoi 
                 +13   Sebastian Schwager 
                 +13   Pavel Brutt 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -28   Gustavo Dominguez Lemos 
                 -28   Patrice Halgand 
                 -27   Julien Loubet 
                 -25   Theo Eltink 
                 -24   Inigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro 
                 -24   Sebastien Joly 
                 -23   Ivan Rovny 
                 -21   Vasili Kiryienka 
                 -20   Amets Txurruka 
                 -18   Jose Luis Arrieta Lujambio 
                 -11   Christophe Kern 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:24   Paolo Bettini 
               +0:15   Davide Rebellin 
               +0:11   Damiano Cunego 
               +0:03   Alessandro Ballan 
               +0:03   Alberto Contador Velasco 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -18:55   Christophe Kern 
              -18:49   Artur Gajek 
              -18:49   Christian Kux 
              -18:49   Dimitri Champion 
              -18:49   Emanuele Bindi 
              -18:49   Fabio Sabatini 
              -18:49   Francisco Jose Martinez Perez 
              -18:49   Gustavo Dominguez Lemos 
              -18:49   Inigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro 
              -18:49   Ivan Rovny 
              -18:49   Jesus Rosendo Prado 
            
           Favourites by position :
                  +9   Yaroslav Popovych 
                  +7   Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau 
                  +6   Stefan Schumacher 
                  +4   Davide Rebellin 
                  +4   Damiano Cunego 
                  +4   Andreas Kloden 
                  +3   Robert Gesink 
                  +3   Alessandro Ballan 
                  +2   Marzio Bruseghin 
                  +1   Igor Anton Hernandez 
                  +1   Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez 
                  +1   Carlos Sastre Candil 
                  -7   Alejandro Valverde Belmonte 
            
           Favourites by time :
               +0:15   Davide Rebellin 
               +0:11   Damiano Cunego 
               +0:03   Alessandro Ballan 
               +0:03   Alberto Contador Velasco 
               -0:23   Marzio Bruseghin 
               -0:25   Yaroslav Popovych 
               -0:27   Andreas Kloden 
               -0:49   Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau 
               -3:19   Alejandro Valverde Belmonte 
               -4:42   Stefan Schumacher 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Egoi Martinez De Esteban                   45.48.33
                   2  Levi Leipheimer                                0.11
                   3  Alberto Contador Velasco                       0.29
                   4  Carlos Sastre Candil                           1.38
                   5  Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez                       2.10
                   6  Igor Anton Hernandez                           2.23
                   7  Robert Gesink                                  3.22
                   8  Davide Rebellin                                3.40
                   9  Marzio Bruseghin                               4.09
                   .....
                  11  Alejandro Valverde Belmonte                    4.19
                   .....
                  18  Andreas Kloden                                10.17
                   .....
                  31  Alessandro Ballan                             17.29
                  32  Damiano Cunego                                19.17
                   .....
                  43  Yaroslav Popovych                             27.51
                   .....
                  47  Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau                     29.28
                   .....
                 102  Stefan Schumacher                           1.00.38
            
           Retirements to date :                                              Stage
              Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                                 7
              Aurelien Clerc (Swi) Bouygues Telecom                               5
              Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              10
              Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            10
              Maryan Hary (Fra) Cofidis - Le Credit par Telephone                 5
              Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Cofidis - Le Credit par Telephone           1
              Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Credit Agricole                              8
              Gianni Meersman (Bel) Francaise des Jeux                           12 <<<
              Stephan Schreck (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 12 <<<
              Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Lampre                                     12 <<<
              Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas                                     10
              Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step                          7
              Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto                                 9
              Volodymyr Diudia (Ukr) Team Milram                                  7
              Ricardo Serrano Gonzalez (Spa) Tinkoff Credit Systems               4
              Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                         7
            Total retirements : 16