Vincenzo Nibali tightened his grip on the pink jersey with a second-place finish atop the Jafferau climb in stage 14.
The Giro d'Italia's 15th stage will stop some four kilometres short of the summit of the Col du Galibier.
Tejay van Garderen dominated the time trial on stage six of the Tour of California to close on his first stage race victory.
Britain's Mark Cavendish won the longest stage of the Giro d'Italia after another thrilling bunch sprint in Cherasco.
Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins has withdrawn from the Giro d'Italia due to a chest infection.
Defending Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal has been forced to withdraw from the race.
Jens Voigt sprinted away from the breakaway with 5km to go to win stage five of the Tour of California in Avila Beach.
Theo Bos sprinted to victory in stage three but Alexander Kristoff finished second to stay in the lead of the Tour of Norway.
WADA has filed an appeal against the verdict in Spain's "Operation Puerto" trial into an alleged doping ring in cycling.
Britain's Mark Cavendish secured his 100th professional win in a sodden stage 12 as Bradley Wiggins lost more than three minutes to his rivals.
A review of Australia's GreenEdge has recommended the UCI WorldTour team reinstate sacked sports director Matt White.
Tyler Farrar broke a long barren streak to win stage four of the Tour of California in Santa Barbara.
Alexander Kristoff won his second stage in a row at the Tour of Norway, beating Edvald Boasson Hagen again in stage two.
Lithuania's Ramunas Navardauskas restored some pride to the Garmin-Sharp squad with a strong stage 11 solo win.
We profile stage 12 from Longarone to Treviso as the Giro d'Italia resumes after a rest day.
Stephen Roche gives his views on the Giro d’Italia so far, and recalls his own victory in '87.