Frenchman Alexandre Geniez won a grueling 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta that ended with a summit finish in his home country Sunday, while Vincenzo Nibali fended off his rivals' attacks to retain the overall lead.
Andrey Amador won the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia and Ryder Hesjedal took back the overall lead from Joaquin Rodriguez as the race took to the Alps on Saturday.
Poland's Sylvester Szmyd won the grueling fifth stage of the Dauphine Libere race, while Spain's Alejandro Valverde took the overall lead.
Unlike a few years ago in the Lance era, not one rider put the hammer down in the first summit finish of the race. As a result, the Tour's overall picture is still a work in progress.
Sunday's Stage 9 of the Tour de France? That was just an appetizer of what's to come Monday. A monster mountain stage that will really see a separation between the pretenders and contenders.
Riders who want to compete in the 2008 Giro d'Italia will need a biological passport, the anti-doping initiative first proposed during a summit in Paris in October.
A high-level summit on doping in cycling will be held in Paris next month.
Russia's Vladimir Gusev of the Discovery Channel team won the 125.7 km seventh stage of the Tour of Switzerland from Ulrichen to the summit of the Grimselpass on Friday.
Alejandro Valverde took a step towards overall victory in the Spanish Vuelta when he finished second behind compatriot Igor Anton on stage 16.
Janez Brajkovic of the Discovery Channel team claimed the overall leader's yellow jersey Friday after the seventh stage of the Spanish Vuelta.
Spaniard Iban Mayo took a lone win at the summit finish of La Toussuire on stage six of the Dauphine Libere on Saturday.
Russian Denis Menchov won the fourth stage of the Dauphine Libere between Tain-l'Hermitage and the Mont Ventoux summit on Thursday.
Spaniard Carlos Castano seized the overall lead in the Tour of Catalonia on Thursday after a decisive win on the summit finish of Vallnord-Arcalis.
Spaniard Roberto Laiseka won the 11th stage of the Tour of Spain on Tuesday while Russian Denis Menchov retained the overall lead.
Spaniard Francisco Mancebo won stage 10 of the Tour of Spain from La Vall d'en Bas in Spain to the summit finish of Ordino-Arcalis in Andorra on Monday.