Changes in stage 3 compared to stage 2
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +51   Ivan Melero Coco 
                 +35   Laurens Ten Dam 
                 +34   Damiano Cunego 
                 +27   Enrique Salgueiro 
                 +26   Samuel Dumoulin 
                 +25   Rein Taaramae 
                 +25   Julian Sanchez 
                 +23   Israel Perez Rodriguez 
                 +22   Stephane Auge 
                 +21   Marco Marzano 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -42   Javier Benitez 
                 -31   Erik Zabel 
                 -31   Filippo Pozzato 
                 -30   Edgar Pinto 
                 -27   Jean Eudes Demaret 
                 -26   David Martin Velasco 
                 -26   Juan Francisco Mouron Doldan 
                 -26   Manuele Mori 
                 -26   Pedro Miguel Lopes Goncalves 
                 -26   Timothy Duggan 
                 -23   Alberto Ongarato 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:07   Manuel Vaquez 
               +0:04   Ruben Plaza 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -26:21   Alan Perez 
              -26:21   Alberto Ongarato 
              -26:21   Alejandro Paleo 
              -26:21   Andoni Lafuente 
              -26:21   Benat Albizuri 
              -26:21   Carlos Torrent 
              -26:21   Chris Sutton 
              -26:21   Claudio Casas 
              -26:21   Damien Gaudin 
              -26:21   Danilo Napolitano 
              -26:21   David Martin Velasco 
            
           Favourites by position :
                 +34   Damiano Cunego 
                  +8   Luis Leon Sanchez 
                  +2   Alessandro Petacchi 
                  +1   Alessandro Ballan 
                  -1   Maxime Monfort 
                  -1   Antonio Colom 
                  -1   Alberto Contador 
                  -2   Ivan Gutierrez 
                 -10   Thomas Dekker 
                 -10   Haimar Zubeldia 
                 -16   Oscar Pereiro 
                 -23   Danilo Napolitano 
                 -31   Erik Zabel 
            
           Favourites by time :
               -0:20   Alberto Contador 
               -0:21   Ryder Hesjedal 
               -0:21   Roman Kreuziger 
               -0:21   Maxime Monfort 
               -0:21   Ivan Gutierrez 
               -0:21   Antonio Colom 
               -2:30   Haimar Zubeldia 
               -2:30   Damiano Cunego 
               -2:30   Alessandro Ballan 
               -8:27   Luis Leon Sanchez 
              -16:53   Erik Zabel 
              -16:53   Alessandro Petacchi 
              -17:13   Thomas Dekker 
              -26:21   Oscar Pereiro 
              -26:21   Danilo Napolitano 
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Ruben Plaza                                12.26.55
                   2  Manuel Vaquez                                  0.05
                   3  Ivan Gutierrez                                 0.21
                   .....
                   6  Alberto Contador                               0.29
                   7  Maxime Monfort                                 0.31
                   8  Ryder Hesjedal                                 0.31
                   .....
                  10  Antonio Colom                                  0.31
                   .....
                  21  Roman Kreuziger                                0.39
                   .....
                  28  Haimar Zubeldia                                2.40
                   .....
                  31  Alessandro Ballan                              4.13
                   .....
                  43  Luis Leon Sanchez                             10.18
                   .....
                  50  Damiano Cunego                                15.13
                   .....
                  56  Erik Zabel                                    18.26
                   .....
                  65  Thomas Dekker                                 19.09
                   .....
                  70  Oscar Pereiro                                 28.17
                   .....
                  77  Alessandro Petacchi                           29.28
                   .....
                 100  Danilo Napolitano                             38.56
            
           Retirements to date :                                           Stage
              Jose Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                       3 <<<
              Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Rabobank                                3 <<<
              Aurelien Passeron (Fra) Saunier Duval-Scott                      2
              Sergio Herrero (Spa) Extremadura-Ciclismo Solidario              2
            Total retirements : 4