Tour of California: Spanish cyclist Eloy Teruel celebrates finishing a lap too early, finishes 56th

Spanish cyclist Eloy Teruel was left red-faced after he celebrated winning a stage of the Tour of California – a lap too early.

Teruel looked ecstatic as he crossed what he thought was the finish line of the Tour’s seventh stage, shouting and pumping his fists.

Cyclist celebrates finishing too early, finishes 56th
Teruel thought he’d won the race. He hadn’t. (Picture: AP Photo/Pasadena Star-News, Sarah Reingewirtz)

But he soon realised his mistake, as other riders sped past him and fans in the crowd urged him to continue.

He eventually finished 56th, with Slovakian Peter Sagan winning the stage.

Despite his blunder, Teruel was in good spirits, tweeting: ‘I wanted to win, luckily no one has seen hahahahahaha’

19 May 2014 | 4:03 pm – Source:

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