Team Sky's hopes of finally conquering the Giro d'Italia came to a halt as team leader Mikel Landa called it a day on stage 10. The Basque rider had been suffering with illness during the rest day and left the race having put in a surprisingly good time trial performance on stage nine.
Bob Jungels got away from the other GC contenders on the final slopes of stage 11 of the Giro d'Italia, along with second place Andrey Amador to secure his position atop the standings ahead of stage 12. Neither rider would be able to take the stage win however, with Diego Ulissi chasing them down and out-sprinting them to the line.
After a torrid few days, Tom Dumoulin finally abandons the Giro d'Italia, citing severe saddle sores. The Dutchman had two stints in the maglia rosa during the race, as well as taking stage one victory.
Defending Giro d'Italia King of the Mountains Giovanni Visconti takes a tumble after battling with fellow Italian Damiano Cunego for points on a summit on stage 13. Cunego holds a more than 60 point lead for the blue jersey heading out of the third rest day,
Rigoberto Uran chases on after losing contact with the other favourites on stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia. The Colombians hopes of winning the maglia rosa slipped away over the weekend, as he moved to over eight minutes behind leader Steven Kruijswijk.
Andrey Amador slipped out of the overall lead on the Giro d'Italia queen stage, after not being able to stick with the pace of Steven Kruijswijk, Vincenzo Nibali and Esteban Chaves. But more surprising was that his teammate and leader Alejandro Valverde was also dropped, damaging his hopes of claiming the Giro title.
Jos van Emden has a bit of fun with the roadside fans during the mountain time trial on stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia. For most riders, it was a case of getting through the 10km uphill course with a rest day on the horizon.
Stage 15 winner Alexander Foliforov descends behind his Gazaprom teammate Alexandr Kolobnev on stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia.
Peter Stetina bows his head after being beaten to the stage win at the Tour of California summit finish by Julian Alaphilippe. It was a valiant effort from the American, who is back riding after a near career ending crash in 2015.
It was a frustrating day for 2013 Giro d'Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali in the stage 15 mountain time trial, as he lost more time on leader Steven Kruijswijk after suffering a mechanical. The Italian looked off the pace despite his bike's chain slipping mid-way through the course.
Tobias Ludvigsson navigates his was around some horses on the course of stage 13 of the 2016 Giro d'Italia. The horses had made their way on to one of the course's descents, though it seemed everyone was able to avoid them.
Peter Sagan makes a solo escape on the penultimate stage of the 2016 Tour of California. The world champion held of the peloton and his former breakaway companions for some time before deciding to return to the bunch and fight it out in a sprint finish.