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…”
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.