Daryl Impey won stage two of Bayern Rundfahrt, taking his third win of the season in commanding fashion.
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali convincingly won the 20.6km uphill time trial to move more than four minutes ahead of Cadel Evans in the battle for the maglia rosa.
Spain's Benat Intxausti won a three-way sprint to take stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia ahead of Tanel Kangert and Przemyslaw Niemiec in Ivrea.
Sylvain Georges's B sample has confirmed his failed drugs test during the Giro d'Italia.
Giovanni Visconti defied the snow to take a remarkable solo victory at the Marco Pantani monument on the Col du Galibier in stage 15.
Vincenzo Nibali tightened his grip on the pink jersey with a second-place finish atop the Jafferau climb in stage 14.
Lithuania's Ramunas Navardauskas restored some pride to the Garmin-Sharp squad with a strong stage 11 solo win.
Frenchman Sylvain Georges of Ag2R-La Mondiale has withdrawn from the Giro d'Italia after testing positive for the stimulant Heptaminol.
It was a mixed day for Team Sky as Bradley Wiggins lost more time to his rivals, while Rigoberto Uran soloed to victory.
Defending champion Ryder Hesjedal dropped out of the top 10 after losing more than a minute to his rivals on stage nine of the Giro, won by Maxim Belkov.
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