The Critérium du Dauphiné got off to a ferocious start on Sunday with a 3.9km mountain time trial up Mont Chéry, which reaches over 15% gradients.
Chris Froome begins his final preparations for the Tour de France at the Dauphiné, his first appearance since racing in the Tour de Romandie in April.
The Tour Series continued its trip around the country with a visit to Durham for round six. Jon Mould took a third successive win to extend JLT-Condor's lead in the series.
Jempy Drucker battles in the Tour of Luxembourg prologue to the win in what was a successful race for his BMC team, taking three of the five stages.
Jon Mould gets a wipe down from a member of JLT staff before the podium celebrations at the Durham round of the Tour Series.
Chris Lawless leads a breakaway in the Tour Series round seven in Stoke-on-Trent. The JLT-Condor rider took another victory for the team to put them eight points ahead with three rounds remaining.
Alberto Contador made a successful return to racing at the Critérium du Dauphiné, winning the opening mountain prologue to take the overall lead ahead of Richie Porte.
Thibaut Pinot made a first return to the Critérium du Dauphiné for the first time since 2011, as he builds towards the Tour de France. The Frenchman eventually finished 52 seconds off the time of Contador on the average 9.7% slopes in the Les Gets Prologue.
Clare Rose leads the break at the third round of the Matrix Fitness Grand Prix 2016 in Stoke-on-Trent. The Podium Ambition rider would eventually take the victory from the break.
Dan Martin rides up Mont Chéry in the Critérium du Dauphiné opening Prologue to take fourth place, 21 seconds behind the winner. Martin will be leading Etixx-Quick Step in the week-long stage race alongside Julian Alaphilippe.
Ethiopian time trial champion Tsgabu Grmay climbs the slopes of the Dauphiné mountain prologue. Some riders weren't particularly happy with course choice though, with Tony Martin describing it as a "circus".
Young Frenchman Anthony Turgis celebrates a win ahead of Chirs Juul-Jensen on stage four of the Tour of Luxembourg. It's the 22-year-old's highest profile win to date.