Perhaps mindful of its drivers' tyre troubles at Silverstone earlier in the season, Mercedes engineers ordered Hamilton and Bottas to stay off the Mugello circuit's kerbs - though even after doing so, both drivers appeared to have enough pace to keep the chasing pack at bay.
"We are now starting a new cycle with our feet on the ground and our head toward the stars. Mano Menezes, welcome," Bahia president Guilherme Bellintani said on Twitter.
Radonjic scored 39 goals and 13 assists in 121 matches in Croatia.
Shenhua could have taken the lead in the 28th minute through Yang Xu's header, but his glancing effort drifted just wide.
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.
In June last year, Semenya and Athletics South Africa filed with CAS after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said it would introduce new regulations set to limit testosterone in athletics with "differences of sex development."
His absence is likely to provide another opportunity for Cesar Dutra, who replaced Alves in the team's 2-0 defeat to Ceara in Brazil's Serie A championship on Sunday.
The matches between La Liga champions, Real Madrid and Getafe, Barcelona and newly promoted Elche and Atletico Madrid and Europa League winners, Sevilla have been postponed due to the European and play-off commitments of most of those teams eating into pre-season. Meanwhile, the game between Granada and Athletic Club Bilbao, which was due to open on Friday night was put back to Saturday after a judge ruled late on Wednesday that matches can't be played on either Fridays or Mondays.
"But we are still training in a systematic and focused way. And it appeared a good chance for us to get down to our own weaknesses," said Zhu.
"We struggled to create scoring chances today. No opportunities? Yes, I agree. But we have a small group, and we are missing the players who make the difference."
MADRID, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- One day later than expected and with several big names missing, the first round of games of La Liga kicks off in Spain this weekend.