Vincenzo Nibali tightened his grip on the pink jersey with a second-place finish atop the Jafferau climb in stage 14.
Tejay van Garderen dominated the time trial on stage six of the Tour of California to close on his first stage race victory.
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.
Tyler Farrar broke a long barren streak to win stage four of the Tour of California in Santa Barbara.
Lithuania's Ramunas Navardauskas restored some pride to the Garmin-Sharp squad with a strong stage 11 solo win.
Peter Sagan won stage three of the Tour of California in a sprint finish, with Janier Acevedo retaining overall control.
It was a mixed day for Team Sky as Bradley Wiggins lost more time to his rivals, while Rigoberto Uran soloed to victory.
Pre-race favourite Bradley Wiggins endured another difficult day on a rain-lashed ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia.
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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