"I was really focused each game and each point. Especially against top players, one point can make the difference. So I had to stay very calm and keep going," the world number 50 added.
Flamengo netted twice in quick succession after the restart: first with a stunning first-time effort from playmaker Everton Ribeiro and then with a cool Arrascaeta finish after a counterattack.
"I was looking to take the jersey on stage six anyway so I'll go in with the same tactic - try to win the stage and see what happens."
In women's singles, top seed Pliskova of the Czech Republic was upset by France's Caroline Garcia in the second round.
In the second minute after kick-off, Rondon scored the opener with his left foot. Rondon extended the lead for Dalian in the 29th minute, as he assisted Marek Hamsik to slot home.
Valter, 22, broke free during the final few kilometers and the peloton was unable to catch him.
"Our development will not be redirected. It is just a strategic adjustment based on reality. We will continue to hand the best services to our fans and partners," it added. Enditem
His contract with Real Madrid runs to June 2022, but Bale has refused to rule out a move, either this summer or in January.
The 28-year-old is now 16th in the overall rankings, 16 seconds behind new leader Yates.
American rider Quinn Simmons took silver and bronze went to Damien Howson from Australia. Enditem
The 54-year-old Dane announced he has been receiving medical treatment for the condition after being diagnosed some years ago and, with the assistance of doctors, has continued to carry out his duties as BWF president "without limitation," said the world governing body.