PP Sports released a statement on Thursday night, claiming the termination was just a "strategic adjustment".
Meanwhile, Kenya's world marathon record-holder Brigid Kosgei's track debut ended in disappointment after losing the battle to The Dutch world 1,500m and 10,000m champion Sifan Hassan who went to break the World Hour record after she reached 18,930 meters as the hour elapsed, beating the existing mark of 18,517 meters set by Ethiopia's Dire Tune in 2008.
Although they face a tight schedule with another seven internationals until mid-November, Loew is adjusting his traditional approach to his new generation.
"Right now I'm really focused on the US Open, and nothing else I can think about right now," said Williams, who has won six of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at the US Open.
Wang's coach Zhu Zhigen, who is also in charge of the Zhejiang team, acknowledged that the COVID-19 outbreak was mentally challenging for athletes.
Irish rider Sam Bennett expanded his lead over Peter Sagan to 12 points in the race for the green jersey, while Benoit Cosnefroy kept his polka dot jersey after a stage with few points to clinch. Enditem
France's Julian Alaphilippe, who lost the yellow jersey to Yates on Wednesday after being penalized for 20 seconds for taking a bottle inside the final 20km, sprinted late to finish one second ahead of the peloton.
"We played well in the first half and created many chances, but we had difficulty after conceding the first goal," SIPG coach Vitor Pereira said.
Mercedes almost immediately elected to pit Hamilton for his scheduled tyre change, but crucially failed to notice that race director Michael Masi had temporarily closed the pit entrance to allow marshals to clear the stricken Haas, earning their driver a 10-second stop-go penalty that put him out of serious contention.
The first set was dominated by the world No. 13, but Cirstea hung tough in the second and pinched it in the tiebreak. After that, Cirstea never looked back.
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.