"We played well in the first half and created many chances, but we had difficulty after conceding the first goal," SIPG coach Vitor Pereira said.
It was a tough day for all cyclists as the mountainous stage 8, a 141km ride to Loudenvielle, featured three challenging ascents which scattered the peloton.
"Germany has been the first nation to have three of its coaches among the final four in the Champions League," he added.
The re-appointment of Simiyu brought an end to speculation over who would take over the team that has struggled in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series since he left.
The Austrian will now challenge 2014 champion Marin Cilic of Croatia in third round. Thiem has a 2-0 lead in their head-to-head series.
The ITTF is closely cooperating with CTTA to ensure safety measures are in place to protect athletes, coaches, officials and supporting staff within the competition "bubble." Enditem
Two 1-1 draws against Spain and Switzerland showed that time might be running out, as no more than nine months are left complete the rejuvenation of the German team, including a new approach on the pitch.
In the men's singles, Russian players Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev joined Thiem in the last eight while Australia's Alex De Minaur also advanced. Enditem
In Group B2's other match, Scotland won 2-1 against the Czech Republic, who had had to call up an entirely new squad for the match owing to COVID-19 quarantine regulations.
For good reason, the German coach refuses to talk about winning the 2021 title or naming his side as one of the favorites.
The four-day competition, including dressage, jumping, endurance race, speed race and others, attracted more than 300 professional riders from across China.