Defending champion Egan Bernal also arrived with the leading group and was able to improve his overall ranking to second place.
Cheptegei and Kiplimo are only part of the top tier of athletes that the East African country has to offer.
"I am really, really happy to be at this great club, a club with so much history, and here with a manager who knows me really well," Rodriguez told Everton's website.
In March, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) postponed the 2021 AFCON qualifying matches due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I love football and I want to engage in football-related work," says Xie, who won Gansu's 4th Middle School Sports Meeting championship.
Unless they can seal the return of Javi Martinez from Bayern Munich, Athletic Club Bilbao will also rely on youngsters such as Jon Morcillo and Unai Vencedor and, like their neighbors, will also hope to challenge for Europe, along with Getafe, who missed out last season after fading in the final weeks.
In the men's One Hour event, Britain's and Olympic champion Mo Farah held off the challenge of his training partner, home athlete Bashir Abdi, to set a new mark of 21,330m - eclipsing the 2007 mark of 21,285m set by Haile Gebrselassie. Abdi finished eight meters behind. Enditem
The 2020 CBSL runs from August 27 to September 14 in Chengdu. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, all games are played behind closed doors. Enditem
"It's a fight for every second now and lots of things will happen to each of us on the road to Paris."
"This year, any player that loses in the first round will be awarded 30 percent more than last year, bringing their winnings to 60,000 euros," read a tournament statement. "A significant effort has also been made in terms of the qualifying rounds, with a 27 percent increase in prize money compared with 2019. Any players who lose in the first round of the qualifying competition will take home a cheque for 10,000 euros." Enditem
International table tennis action has been suspended for half a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.