Before the game, Dalian ranked seventh with six points in the eight-team division, while Henan, also on six points, sat at the bottom by virtue of their inferior goal difference.
Alaphilippe had led Yates by four seconds when the race was finished and looked to have retained the yellow jersey, but television footage showed him taking a bottle from a Deceuninck-Quick Step team support member with 17.8km to go - under the rules of cycling's world governing body UCI, riders are not allowed to take on food or drink in the final 20km of a race.
Members of the US women's team filed a lawsuit against their federation in March because of alleged discrimination over wages. A federal judge ruled against the players, who have since lodged an appeal.
In the 65th minute, Dalian's Ke Zhao added a goal of his own and sealed the 4-0 victory.
Valter, 22, broke free during the final few kilometers and the peloton was unable to catch him.
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Brazil are currently eighth in the FIFA women's world rankings, behind the US, Germany, France, Netherlands, Sweden, England and Australia. Enditem
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Uruguay international midfielder Giorgian de Arrascaeta netted a brace as reigning champions Flamengo beat Bahia 5-3 in Brazil's Serie A championship on Wednesday.
In the 48th minute, the Venezuelan striker assisted Swedish winger Sam Larsson to stretch the lead for Dalian.
Larsen later became president of Badminton Europe in 2010 before being elected BWF president in 2013. He was reelected as BWF president in 2017. Enditem
It was a bizarre way for the Frenchman to lose the jersey which he had kept for three days after winning the stage two.