Cyclist Mistakenly Celebrates Winning Race With One Lap To Go, Ends Up Finishing 56th

Eloy Teruel thought he'd won the seventh stage of the Tour of California.

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This is Spanish cyclist Eloy Teruel celebrating enthusiastically after crossing what he thought was the finish line of the seventh stage of the Tour of California.

Unfortunately, Teruel’s celebrations were premature and there was still another full lap of the 5km circuit to go.

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Teruel appeared to take the embarrassing mistake in good humour, later tweeting: "I hope to gain victory, luckily no one has seen. Hahahahahaha.”

Me pudieron las ganas de victoria ,menos mal que nadie lo ha visto jajajajajaja

Eloy Teruel@EloyTeruel

Me pudieron las ganas de victoria ,menos mal que nadie lo ha visto jajajajajaja

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Speaking afterwards Wiggins said: “I had an incredible team around me. Without those guys I would not be in this position. They took the strain all week.

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"This win is right up there for satisfaction. I set out my stall to win in California and I have done it now. At 34, it is nice to still be winning."

He also said he hopes to ride in this year’s Tour de France, the event he won in 2012, but admitted it would be in support of last year’s champion Chris Froome.