The Iranian men's team, which has superstars like Saeid Marouf and Seyed Mousavi, is one of the leading powers of international volleyball. On the women's side, the country has also been progressing fast in recent years.
However, it was a day of mixed feelings for local fans because fellow Frenchman Thibaut Pinot fell on the second climb of the day and finished over 25 minutes behind Peters, whose hopes of becoming the first home rider to win the Tour since 1985 have diminished, as he sits around 19 minutes behind on the overall standings.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Beijing Guoan was held to a 2-2 draw with Wuhan Zall on Sunday in the ninth round of the ongoing 2020 Chinese Super League (CSL) while Tianjin Teda remained as the only CSL side that failed to reap its first win of the season.
Quintero represented River Plate 61 times and scored 12 goals after his arrival from Independiente Medellin in 2017.
The disappointing results and performances in the country's first two games after a 10-month long break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic might have provided evidence of how difficult it is to propel Germany forward.
After dropping his serve to trail 6-5 behind in the first set of his fourth round match against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, Djokovic angrily smashed a ball in frustration, accidentally striking the line judge in the neck and causing her to fall to the ground.
MADRID, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Leo Messi published a video message on Friday afternoon confirming that he will remain at the Barcelona club for the 2020-21 season to see out the remaining year of his contract.
"Holding the Expo in the Olympic city of Beijing sends a strong signal of confidence. The world of sport is ready to contribute to the recovery from the crisis and to rebuilding a more human-centered and inclusive society."
Teda that played in Beijing's neighboring city Tianjin, failed to snatch a win in the league after a 2-1 defeat against Chongqing Dangdai Lifan for its seventh consecutive loss.
The other match on Friday saw Shenzhen Jiazhaoye held Shanghai Shenhua to a 0-0 draw.
"In the end I did my thing and tried to stay with the best guys, and here we are," said the Mitchelton-Scott rider.