Reigning world champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing) won stage 12 at the Vuelta from Maella to Tarragona
Vincenzo Nibali tightened his grip on the pink jersey with a second-place finish atop the Jafferau climb in stage 14.
Britain's Mark Cavendish won the longest stage of the Giro d'Italia after another thrilling bunch sprint in Cherasco.
Britain's Bradley Wiggins lost precious seconds to his main rivals in stage four of the Giro d'Italia, won by Enrico Battaglin.
Bradley Wiggins crashed in the hilly Abruzzo region as Adam Hansen soloed to victory in stage seven of the Giro d'Italia.
Britain's Mark Cavendish won a fast bunch sprint at the end of stage six of the Giro d'Italia in Margherita di Savoia.
German youngster John Degenkolb proved the strongest in a splintered finish in Matera depite a crash by his last Argos-Shimano lead-out man.
Bradley Wiggins has yet to show the form of last season that would make him top favourite for the Giro d'Italia.
Italian veteran Luca Paolini of Katusha soloed to victory in stage three of the Giro d'Italia to take the race lead in Ascea.
Yurij Trofimov has been selected as leader of Katusha's challenge for the Giro d'Italia.
Fabian Cancellara beat Sep Vanmarcke in a sprint in the Velodrome to win a dramatic Paris-Roubaix.
German sprinter Gerald Ciolek beat hot favourite Peter Sagan to produce a surprise win in a snow-disrupted Milan-San Remo.
Luca Paolini won the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in Belgium after coming out on top of a two-man sprint in the final stretch.
Team Sky's Rigoberto Uran won the 98th Gran Piemonte in Italy.
Joaquim Rodriguez will look to claim top spot in the UCI World Tour Ranking when he leads Katusha in the Giro di Lombardia on Saturday.
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