"My team was fantastic during the whole race. Today I felt very good, my legs were really good, until the attack I could ride easily. Also, I was very motivated. Many people supported me along the roads, and I want to thank everyone," Valter said after the race.
Australia, Norway and New Zealand are among other countries and regions to provide equal pay to their men's and women's teams.
LONDON, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid's Welsh international forward Gareth Bale says he would be open to returning to the Premier League but insists that so far Real Madrid have blocked his attempts to leave.
Garcia looked untouchable in the first set and for much of the second, blasting 30 winners and breaking Pliskova's serve three times en route to a 6-1, 7-6 (2) victory.
Larsen is a retired Danish badminton player who won major international singles titles in the 1990s, and ranks among Denmark's badminton greats.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Members of the Brazil women's football team will be paid the same as their male counterparts, the South American country's soccer federation said on Wednesday.
In women's singles, top seed Pliskova of the Czech Republic was upset by France's Caroline Garcia in the second round.
With the win, Suning leapfrogged Luneng into second place on the table with 17 points from nine games, two points adrift of Fabio Cannavaro's Guangzhou Evergrande who have played one match less.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Top seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic suffered a surprise defeat to France's Caroline Garcia in the second round of the US Open on Wednesday.
Garcia now faces No. 28 seed Jennifer Brady of the United States as she looks to reach the round of 16 for the first time. Enditem
Fourth seed Naomi Osaka of Japan booked her place in the third round with a comfortable 6-1, 6-2 win over Italy's Camila Giorgi.