Peloton of favorties shows up at the finish of Stage 7 almost four minutes back.
In a post-ride interview, Levi Leipheimer said that today went as expected and "Tomorrow's a hard day."
Stage 8 comes up in less than 24 hours.
Gerdemann is in the lead by 00:01:24.
Kloden is back 00:03:39.
Leipheimer is back 00:04:06
Hincapie is back (after being dropped on the final climb) 00:07:15