Cadel Evans has two days in which to relaunch his yellow jersey bid but he seems resigned to missing out in the face of the formidable Sky team.
Lance Armstrong's performance in the Tour de France, which finished on Sunday, have confirmed expectations that there will be no third comeback.
Alberto Contador took a step towards a third yellow jersey win after matching a series of attacks from Andy Schleck on the Tour de France on Thursday.
Cadel Evans sealed an historic first Tour de France victory for his native Australia after the 21st and final stage of the epic race on Sunday.
Bradley Wiggins tightened his grip on the yellow jersey with a Tour de France stage victory, heaping pressure on defending champion Cadel Evans.
Alberto Contador has to ponder his future as a professional cyclist after a two-year doping ban ruled him out of this year's Tour de France.
Serena Williams says she hopes to improve her game for the French Open after easing into the Rome Open final with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Simona Halep.
Second-half goals from Mario Mandžukić and Claudio Pizarro have sealed Bayern Munich's Champions League semifinal place over Juventus.
Anti-doping chiefs are standing united to show the window for enhancing performance is getting smaller at the Tour de France.
Andy Schleck is planning to attack Tour de France rival Alberto Contador in a bid to take back the yellow jersey on the Col du Tourmalet on Thursday.