'Oh dear': Cyclist stunned after celebrating too soon

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

Cyclist Alexey Lutsenko for team Astana was stunned on the line after he was all ready to celebrate before his opponent took advantage of a late push.

Lustenko was in a three-way sprint to the finish line on Stage 5 of the UAE Tour when he pulled ahead of Team Emirates cyclist Tadej Pogacar.

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But as he appeared to slow down and raise his hands, Pogacar made a last ditch effort and edged of Lustenko right before the finish line.

“Lustenko was all ready to celebrate. Today, Pogacar I think has just grabbed that,” the commentator said.

Tadej Pogacar from Team Emirates stole victory at the line from Astana's Alexey Lutsenko. (Images: Eurosport)

“Look at this, gets there and ready to raise the hands.

“But oh dear.”

Pogacar was stunned himself.

“It was amazing, I started quite early and he went really fast into the corner so I lost a bit of speed,” he told Eurosport after the race.

“Lustenko passed me, but then we took the left corner together and it was a full sprint to the finish and I threw the bike on the line.”

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