After the last stage preceding the closing time trial in St Etienne, the following riders were experiencing some health problems and had seen the Tour doctor, Gérard Porte, about them.
Iñigo Landaluze (Euskaltel-Euskadi): Ongoing pain in left hip (the same rider was fined for having held on to a bidon at the team's car four times)
Fred Rodriguez (Davitamon-Lotto): Digestive troubles
Peter Wrolich (Gerolsteiner): Ophtalmological problem
Yuriy Krivtsov (AG2R): Pain in right knee
Iker Camano (Euskaltel-Euskadi): Pain in right leg