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

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…”

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.