Tuesday's stage winner Sam Bennett, who originally finished third, was promoted to second after Peter Sagan was relegated to last and punished for 13 sprint points for swerving from his line and blocking the late surge of Wout van Aert.
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Former Brazilian national team manager Mano Menezes has been named head coach of Bahia, the Brazilian Serie A club said on Wednesday.
Elsewhere, Union Berlin and Karlsruhe were unable to break the deadlock within 90 minutes. Union snatched the ticket for the next round as Schlotterbeck was on target late in extratime. Enditem
Those with financial capabilities, cross to neighboring Kenya to train alongside the country's giants in the sport.
A brand new format will be taken over five days of competition action, and innovative scoring methods will be implemented.
Both sides had one player down in the dying minute as Luneng's Dai Lin was sent off due to an awful tackle after Evergrande's Luo Guofu saw red for stamping.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- John Mary scored twice as Shenzhen FC beat Henan Jianye 3-1 in the 11th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL), while Dalian Pro conceded a late goal in a 1-1 draw with Shanghai Shenhua on Monday.
CHENGDU, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Powerhouses Qingdao Renzhou and Ruichang Biyuan will meet in the final of the 2020 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) after both clinched victories here on Sunday.
The Yorkshire side's return to the top-flight after a 16-year absence got off to the worst start when defender Robin Koch was penalized for a handball and Mohamed Salah slotted home the resulting penalty kick.
CAPE TOWN, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- South Africa's largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday voiced disappointment over an "unfair" ruling on the country's Olympic champion Caster Semenya.