Seven-time green jersey winner Sagan thus is left 68 points behind Bennett in the best sprinter's battle as the latter collected 47 from the 167.5km ride from Chatelaillon-Plage to Poitiers to extend his lead.
Williams had to come back from a set and a break down to storm to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win against Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova while Azarenka dropped just one game against 16th seed Elise Mertens of Belgium to seal a spot in the semifinals.
The 30-year-old came off the bench in the 67th minute and rifled home a low 35-yard free-kick in stoppage time as the hosts secured a barely-deserved point at their Vila Belmiro stadium.
In addition, Beijing 2022 has collaborated with Panasonic, the Worldwide Olympic Partner, on Technology at the Olympics, an educational resource for primary and middle schools that introduces the role of technology in the Games and explains how different technologies were applied in the previous Games.
"I felt today I really executed the game very precisely," Azarenka said. "I was moving really well. I made the ball very long. So I felt I played well. I found all the right answers to everything she was trying to make, so I'm very happy with that."
One of the most recognizable faces in Chinese sport, Zhu admitted that the COVID-19 outbreak had a big impact on the Chinese team's build-up to Tokyo 2020 as all international competitions have been cancelled because of the epidemic.
Luneng were dealt a blow in the 20th minute as Marouane Fellaini picked up an injury, making way for Roger Guedes.
Guoan broke the deadlock in the 30th minute as the ball fell for Zhang Yuning after a series of ricochets, who turned around and finished with a low-strike.
The event was expected to draw more than 600 athletes from about 40 European countries and regions, but the travel restrictions across the continent associated with the virus has brought too many uncertainties, said the European Athletics, adding that they made the decision in an executive board meeting on Tuesday.
"A match like today, I just feel like Pironkova was serving well, she was hitting winners everywhere," Williams said. "Maybe I wasn't being aggressive enough. So I think it's more or less me adjusting my game in the second set and coming back and just trying to do better."
Beijing 2022 has been making continuous efforts to promote the sustainable development of Olympic and Paralympic education in China. It has already created coloring books for winter sports for pre-school children and books about the winter Olympics and Paralympics for teenagers.