Marcel Kittel won the fourth stage of the Tour de France -- his third of the race -- in a sprint as the tour returned home from England on Tuesday.
American veteran Christopher Horner took the overall lead of the Spanish Vuelta in a mountainous 19th stage won by Joaquim Rodriguez on Friday.
Chris Horner won the fifth stage of the Tour of Utah on Saturday to take the overall lead into the final day, passing fellow American Tommy Danielson in the final 200 yards.
Even when he expects to lose, Tour de France champion-in-the-making Chris Froome cannot help but win. He's that strong and he's making it look easy.
On a contrasting day for British riders at the Tour de France, Mark Cavendish moved up the list of sprint greats while Chris Froome lost a large chunk of his overall lead to his main rival.
Tour de France favorite Chris Froome overpowered his main rivals on the first tough mountain climb of the race Saturday and won the eighth stage to take the leader's yellow jersey.
Tour de France runner-up Christopher Froome has taken the overall lead in the Tour of Oman, after finishing second in the fourth stage on Thursday.
Britain's Chris Hoy produced a late surge to overtake three riders and win the men's keirin title on the final day of the world track cycling championships Sunday.
Defending champion Chris Horner and three-time winner Levi Leipheimer are expected to be in the field for the 2012 Amgen Tour of California, which is scheduled for May 13-20 and is expected to include about 140 of cycling's top riders.
American rider Chris Horner has pulled out of the Tour de France, a day after breaking his nose and sustaining a concussion in a crash.
Levi Leipheimer and Chris Horner realize the dark side of cycling is the only side many people can see these days.