Before you celebrate your victory, make sure the race is actually over.

Cyclist doesn’t realise there’s still one lap to go as he celebrates race win

We guess they call them rookie errors for a reason.

Head down and closing fast on the finish line, cyclist Martin Gluth had built up a sizeable enough advantage to think he’d won the National Championships in Erfurt, Germany.

It would have been a big achievement for the 24-year-old who was representing OMX Pro Bike Team, racing against more seasoned pros like sprinter Andre Greipel.

And he certainly looked happy as he crossed the finish line arms raised aloft as the pack chased close behind him.

However, what Gluth didn’t know is that he still had one lap to go.

 

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