Movistar dominated the Volta Catalunya Queen stage but not without a fight. Over in Belgium the women drove a brutal race to a whirlwind sprint conclusion.
Unexpected breakaway excitement in Spain and a sprint win out of nowhere in West Flanders.
Alexander Kristoff and John Degenkolb hogged the headlines as the cobbled classics concluded with a devastating Degs demolition in the Roubaix velodrome. But bollards and railway crossings ensured that rider safety was also high on the agenda. Chris, Kathi, Midge and Tim chew over the big issues as usual.