Mark Cavendish finally shook off an illness and a drop in form to earn his 24th career stage win at the Tour de France on Wednesday and close the gap on rival Peter Sagan for the top sprinter's green jersey.
Britain's Mark Cavendish sprinted to victory in the 13th and longest stage of the Giro d'Italia on Friday. Italy's Vincenzo Nibali kept the overall lead, boosting his chances of winning his home country's biggest cycling race for the first time.
Germany's Andre Greipel led bunch sprint to win the fourth stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, after several riders -- including world champion Mark Cavendish of Britain -- were involved in a late crash.
Matthew Goss of Australia won the third stage of the Giro d'Italia on Monday, while world champion Mark Cavendish and overall leader Taylor Phinney were involved in a crash in the high-speed sprint finish.
German sprinter Andre Greipel won the 10th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday, beating former teammate Mark Cavendish by a wheel's length in a dash to the line and capturing a leg of cycling's showcase race for the first time.