"I personally feel like it's an obligation to qualify," the 58-year-old Argentinian told reporters. "I play to win and I don't take losing particularly well."
"I think the supervisors are just doing their job, but very unlucky for Novak," said Zverev, who reached the quarterfinals by winning on Sunday. "If it would have landed anywhere else, he would have been fine."
The home side almost grabbed a winner in the dying seconds, only to see Zahavi's last-ditch effort cannon off the post.
Jepchirchir's winning mark beats the previous record of 1:06:11 set by Netsanet Gudeta of Ethiopia at the World Half Marathon Championships in 2018.
This was Van Aert's second stage win in the race, after the Jumbo all-rounder had also triumphed in stage five.
SIPG remain unbeaten with six wins and two draws before the match. They kept offense flowing and had a point-blank chance on 34 minutes, while captain Hulk blasted a close-range shot that was saved by China Fortune keeper Bao Yaxiong.
However, the hectic last 11 games saw Atletico find form and as rivals such as Real Sociedad and Getafe lost ground, in the end the top four was secured with relative ease.
Inter Milan midfielder Barella headed home in first-half stoppage time after receiving a long pass from Ciro Immobile, with the goal enough for Italy to clinch three points in Amsterdam.
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.
"The IOC continues to be impressed by the progress of the preparations. And we are all looking forward to writing this new chapter in China's great sporting history." Enditem
Yates was dropped on the final climb of the 153km from Pau to Laruns, which was the second day that the race took place in the Pyrenees.