Vincenzo Nibali puts his feet up after stage one of the Tour of Oman. The Italian placed 10th on the stage in a group of leading favourites.
The wide roads and rocky backdrop in the Tour of Oman provide a contrast to the brightly-coloured peloton.
Philippe Gilbert wins the 2016 Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia, taking his first victory of the 2016 season.
Norwegian compatriots Edvald Boasson Hagen and Alexander Kristoff have a chat before the start of the Tour of Oman. Both riders are on good form and looking for success in the race.
Lotto-Soudal riders take a training ride on the route of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, wrapped up against the cold winds blowing in Belgium.
The peloton on stage one of the Tour of Oman with a distinctively rocky backdrop.
Riders from Movistar and Caja Rural take refuge from the strong winds during the Clasica de Almeria, as the race organiser and teams comes to an agreement whether to shorten the stage.
Races such as La Méditerranéenne may have to fall by the wayside to save French cycling
Riders try to get some shelter behind an organiser's car during the Clasica de Almeria, which was eventually shortened to 21km.
Eddy Merckx and Vincenzo Nibali talk ahead of the Tour of Oman. Merckx - part of the organisation of the race - had to leave early due to the death of his former coach.
Jan Bakelandts wins the final stage of the 2016 Tour of the Mediterranean.
Tom Dumoulin, Tour of Oman 2016 (Sunada)