Zhang Weiwei posted her best result of the early season when the 23-year-old Hubei native carded a bogey-free round featuring six birdies.
"You dream of it and never think it will happen," an emotional Bennett said after the race, during which the 29-year-old collected 65 sprint points to clinch the green jersey from Slovakia's Peter Sagan.
English Premier League announces the termination of cooperation with Chinese broadcaster PP Sports.
Qingdao edged defending champion Zhejiang Nengyuan 3-2, as Zheng Siwei/Liu Yuchen, Wang Zhiyi and Wang Yilv/Huang Dongping all took straight sets in the men's doubles, women's singles and mixed doubles respectively, sealing the victory for the team after the first three matches.
"It was not a hard game, and I felt good to partner with Wang again. We are very familiar with each other and we cooperate really well," said Huang.
The boycott triggered by bonus payments saw the Union clamp down hard on the dissenting players and coaches which led to the dismissal of Simiyu, a former national captain of the sevens and 15s formats of the game.
Some of the country's top athletes serving sanctions for the doping offices includes 2008 Beijing Olympics 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop, 2016 Rio Olympics women's marathon champion Jemimah Sumgong, and former three-time Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo, among others.
"It was a good day for the team as some favourites from the GC lost time too," said Van Aert.
"I'm kind of scared how good she's going to be in the future," Osaka said. "My biggest takeaway from her game is that she didn't back down from me or from the speed of my ball, which for someone that young is kind of amazing."
"It's good that I managed to win in three sets and with a day off and just a three-setter to play, I'm feeling good," said last year's runner-up Medvedev.
"It usually takes me at least an hour and a half to get this far, but this time I finished in less than an hour. There were thrilling moments, like encountering big waves and getting hit by another kayak, but overall it was pretty good," Shen said, gasping and smiling.