The Italian rider won the second stage in a sprint and will wear the race leader's jersey for Friday's stage 3.
The Norwegian powered to a sprint win on the opening day of the five-stage race.
Michal Kwiatkowski won for the second time at the 2018 Volta ao Algarve on Sunday in Malhão.
David de la Cruz won the final stage ITT at the Ruta del Sol on Sunday, as Tim Wellens secured the overall title.
Alexander Kristoff won the final stage of the Tour of Oman, while Alexey Lutsenko took home the overall victory.
Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) won his second stage of the 2018 Volta ao Algarve on Saturday in Tavira.
Tim Wellens won the fourth stage of the Ruta del Sol on Saturday over Mikel Landa and took the lead in the GC.
The Astana duo of Miguel Ángel López and Alexey Lutsenko finished 1-2 on stage five on Sunday atop Green Mountain.
Geraint Thomas clocks the fastest time in Friday's time trial around Lagoa, Portugal, extending overall lead at Volta ao Algarve.
On the first day of Ruta del Sol, Sacha Modolo suffered the worst ignominy imaginable for a sprinter — an early victory salute cost him