It was a tough day for all cyclists as the mountainous stage 8, a 141km ride to Loudenvielle, featured three challenging ascents which scattered the peloton.
Meanwhile, in the women's 1,500 metres, reigning Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon will take on 2016 Rio Olympics runner-up Genzebe Dibaba in the Czech Republic. Enditem
"Catalyzing, accelerating developments shared in amongst the citizens of a given city region or country. The Games represent a formidable asset to accelerate some long term developments. This is what has been done for Beijing 2022, and we've learned a lot." Enditem
"All the people involved with the Games are working together to prepare, and the athletes are also making considerable efforts toward next year under the circumstances they've been handed," Hashimoto said during a press conference.
But before the postponed Tokyo Games begins, Wang needs to test himself in his first competition of the COVID-19-disrupted season at the National Championships starting on September 26.
The six-time US Open champion will next face compatriot and 2017 champion Sloane Stephens.
The under-23 striker Zhang proved his worth again in the 44th minute, as he tapped Jonathan Viera Ramos' cross home to add another goal for Guoan.
Marcos Llorente impressed for Atletico last season and Diego Costa showed signs of life, but the club needs record signing Joao Felix to step forward and show why they paid 120 million euros for him a year ago.
Yellow jersey holder Yates survived several attacks to finish in a group containing many of the title favorites, which also helped him secure his leading place in the title race.
Ruichang now continue at second in the standings behind Qingdao Renzhou, which also enjoyed a victory on Saturday, defeating Jiangsu Weikeduo 4-1 with ease.
"Last year's French Open was the most special tournament of my career so this is not a decision I have made lightly," the Australian added.