23-year-old Belgian Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) put in an effort during Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday to catch the lead group. The following day in Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, a similar solo effort off the front of the race netted him the win.
Welshman Luke Rowe heads the escape group during Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in Belgium on Saturday as world champ Peter Sagan (left) takes the smoother route off the cobbles. Rowe would go on to finish fourth behind Greg Van Avermaet.
The break tackles a climb during the La Drome Classic in the Ardeche region of France on Sunday.
Evelyn Stevens set a new UCI hour record of 47.980 km at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center Velodrome on Saturday.
Yuma Koishi (Nippo-Vini Fantini) crashes during Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday, but quickly gets himself back up and into the saddle.
Junior riders Tom Pidcock and Rob Scott give it everything they've got to stay ahead of Ian Wilkinson during the Clayton Velo Classic in Lancashire on Sunday. Pidcock would take the win.
The peloton rounds a bend during Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. The open landscape provides little shelter for the riders as the February winds whip across the fields.
Peter Sagan suffers a mechanical issue during Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. After finishing runner-up in Saturday's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Sagan finished seventh in Kuurne.
Photo: Graham Watson
Czech rider Petr Vakoc enjoyed an extremely successful weekend, claiming the victory in both the Classic Sud Ardeche on Saturday and La Drome Classic in France on Sunday. His success made up for Etixx-QuickStep's disappointing performance during the cobbled classics in Belgium.
Brit Adam Yates wraps up against the cold during the La Drome Classic. He placed in the top 10 at the end of both French races at the weekend.
The peloton line up during Omloop Het Nieuwsblad as they pass through a cobbled sector.