Changes in stage 2 compared to stage 1
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +17   Kim Kirchen 
                 +15   Alexandre Botcharov 
                 +13   Jurgen Van Den Broeck 
                 +11   Chris Anker Sorensen 
                 +10   Mickael Buffaz 
                  +9   Theo Eltink 
                  +9   Maxim Iglinskiy 
                  +9   Addy Engels 
                  +8   Matej Jurco 
                  +8   Iker Camano 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -27   Michael Albasini 
                 -21   Giovanni Bernaudeau 
                 -20   Dominik Roels 
                 -18   Davide Rebellin 
                 -17   Scott Davis 
                 -16   Matthieu Sprick 
                 -15   Matteo Bono 
                 -12   Iban Mayoz 
                 -11   David De La Fuente Rasilla 
                 -11   Pietro Caucchioli 
                 -10   Christophe Kern 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
            
           Biggest losers by time :
              -19:02   Alejandro Paleo 
              -13:11   Sebastien Portal 
               -7:12   Carlos Barredo Llamazales 
               -4:59   Michael Albasini 
               -4:59   Scott Davis 
               -4:20   Christophe Kern 
               -4:18   Iban Mayoz 
               -3:49   Giovanni Bernaudeau 
               -3:21   Jose Luis Arrieta Lujambio 
               -3:12   Matteo Bono 
               -3:12   Matthieu Sprick 
            
           Favourites by position :
                 +17   Kim Kirchen 
                  +8   Cadel Evans 
                  +4   Thomas Dekker 
                  +3   Leonardo Piepoli 
                  +2   Leonardo Bertagnolli 
                  +2   Andy Schleck 
                  +1   Manuel Beltran 
                  -1   Vladimir Efimkin 
                  -2   Maxime Monfort 
                  -4   Vladimir Karpets 
                 -18   Davide Rebellin 
            
           Favourites by time :
            
           Top 3 and favourites standings :
                   1  Alberto Contador Velasco                    7.20.04
                   2  Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez                       0.03
                   3  David Herrero Llorente                         0.08
                   4  Damiano Cunego                                 0.08
                   .....
                   6  Kim Kirchen                                    0.08
                   7  Cadel Evans                                    0.08
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                  10  Maxime Monfort                                 0.08
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                  16  Thomas Dekker                                  0.08
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                  21  Frank Schleck                                  0.08
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                  24  Davide Rebellin                                0.08
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                  48  Stefan Schumacher                              0.48
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                  55  Manuel Beltran                                 1.07
                  56  Vladimir Karpets                               1.07
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                  66  Vladimir Efimkin                               1.19
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                  91  Leonardo Piepoli                               1.59
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                  98  Marzio Bruseghin                               3.44
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                 119  Andy Schleck                                   7.15
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                 126  Leonardo Bertagnolli                           9.37
            
           Retirements to date :                                              Stage
            Total retirements : 0