Roman Kreuziger upset the favourites with a remarkable solo win in the Amstel Gold Race in glorious sunshine at Valkenburg.
Marcel Kittel won stage two of Paris-Nice in a bunch sprint as overnight leader Nacer Bouhanni abandoned the race.
The 2013 UCI WorldTour begins in Australia on Tuesday with the sport firmly under a cloud.
Joaquim Rodriguez won a punchy uphill finish at Mirador de Ezaro to take his second stage win of the Vuelta and extend his race lead.
Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal was among a string of injured riders to quit the Tour de France following a series of nasty crashes.
Oliver Zaugg was the shock winner of the 105th Giro di Lombardia, the last 'Monument' of the 2011 European cycling calendar.
The Tour de France has often been hit by doping scandals, but organisers are hoping for a second successive clean race in 2010.
Mikel Astarloza has been suspended for two years following a positive test for the banned blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO).
Mikel Astarloza is suspended for two years following a positive test for the banned blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO), and will appeal.
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