Video: "At least he won" - rider crashes as he crosses line in triumph

Embarrassment for 18-year-old Noah Granigan from New Jersey after winning junior race

by Simon_MacMichael   May 28, 2014  

Victory celebration fail - Warner Arias YouTube still

It’s something every young cyclist dreams of – crossing the finish line ahead of the field, arms aloft in celebration. As this video from the US shows though, you don't want to lose control of your bike at the moment of triumph - especially when someone's filming.

The unfortunate rider was 18-year-old Noah Granigan from New Jersey, who had just won Monday’s junior race at the 2014 Tour of Somerville, only to be dumped unceremoniously on the road surface moments later.

Afterwards, he tweeted: "Well that was stupid" - although as one spectator observes, “At least he won…”

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Brilliant. I'd take a win and fall...

posted by adamtaylor [42 posts]
28th May 2014 - 10:57

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A lad did that at a race I was at once and promptly got disqualified for dangerous riding...

Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

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posted by jmaccelari [155 posts]
28th May 2014 - 10:59

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jmaccelari wrote:
A lad did that at a race I was at once and promptly got disqualified for dangerous riding...

At the London Nocturn last year, Hannah Barnes got disqualified for doing the same when beating Laura Trott then later reinstated.

http://road.cc/85506

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posted by zanf [538 posts]
28th May 2014 - 11:28

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zanf wrote:
jmaccelari wrote:
A lad did that at a race I was at once and promptly got disqualified for dangerous riding...

At the London Nocturn last year, Hannah Barnes got disqualified for doing the same when beating Laura Trott then later reinstated.

http://road.cc/85506

Weird thing about that was the decision only came to light a few days later after it became apparent Barnes had won easily - a lot of people interpreted the confirmation she had been relegated to second as the commissaires looking to save face after getting the result wrong Wink

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8155 posts]
28th May 2014 - 12:20

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Honestly, control and safety cover at that event was pretty lax.

Yes, I was there.

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posted by ThatBritishBloke [16 posts]
28th May 2014 - 12:20

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now that's a get down... Smile

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posted by FurnaceMedia [17 posts]
28th May 2014 - 12:57

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Don't know how Cav stays up right sometimes, arms up over the line. Can you imagine a knock on the bus door at the TDF to tell Cav he's been disqualified...?

Silly me. You're probably right....

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posted by MercuryOne [1060 posts]
28th May 2014 - 13:00

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It came to light the next day (on the sunday) during the editing of the highlights, immediatley it was obvious that HB had won, the organisers were duly informed and result changed.

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posted by FurnaceMedia [17 posts]
28th May 2014 - 13:00

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ThatBritishBloke wrote:
Honestly, control and safety cover at that event was pretty lax.

Yes, I was there.

Not to mention the rather annoying constant references to 'The Elite Race' and 'The Women's Race'—despite both the men's and women's races being elite races.

posted by roseofwinter [42 posts]
28th May 2014 - 14:08

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I am too embarrassed for this foolish winner to comment D Oh

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posted by Rupert [93 posts]
28th May 2014 - 14:22

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roseofwinter wrote:
ThatBritishBloke wrote:
Honestly, control and safety cover at that event was pretty lax.

Yes, I was there.

Not to mention the rather annoying constant references to 'The Elite Race' and 'The Women's Race'—despite both the men's and women's races being elite races.

Oh gawd, there was that as well. [on top of the drunken cowbell ringing yobbos there! ;)]

Well, at least they had the 'Thrill n Spills with Mrs Mills' band!

I see that the Ride London is doing a crit around St James Park for the elite women but the full 150km race for the men.... again!

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posted by zanf [538 posts]
28th May 2014 - 15:28

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zanf wrote:

I see that the Ride London is doing a crit around St James Park for the elite women but the full 150km race for the men.... again!

However, which would be the better to watch from the roadside?

A crit, with riders come round every few minutes, or a long road race where the riders disappear?

Can work both ways, if the organisers play it properly.

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posted by mrmo [1139 posts]
28th May 2014 - 18:58

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AFAIK, juniors taking their hands off the bars will tend to get BC commissaires notice and they will be DQed. Seniors can if they want providing they don't cause danger. However, your commissaires may vary.

posted by SteppenHerring [207 posts]
28th May 2014 - 23:53

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fundamentally a more experienced rider (eg Cavendish) is far less likely to crash doing this- much more experience, much more practice!

posted by Al__S [557 posts]
29th May 2014 - 8:56

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posted by J90 [118 posts]
3rd June 2014 - 22:16

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