"At least he won" is right.
As cyclists often do, Noah Granigan raised his arms in victory upon emerging from a crowded pack to cross the finish line first in the junior race at the prestigious Tour of Somerville in Bridgewater, N.J. Except, the 18-year-old Middle Township High senior lost control and skidded roughly 10 yards on his stomach.
Still, Granigan won his second race in as many days this past weekend by a fraction of a second.
"I looked like I hit something. I had a pretty big gap, so I got a little to excited, excited I won the race," Granigan told MyCentralJersey.com. "I'm guessing every cyclist has fallen before."
Indeed, Granigan has fallen before — at USA Cycling's Cyclo-Cross Nationals this past January — but that hasn't stopped him from winning four races this spring. He probably would have liked to celebrate his latest victory a little differently, but at least he had a sense of humor about it.
Ouch— Noah Granigan (@noahgranigan) May 27, 2014
Well that was stupid— Noah Granigan (@noahgranigan) May 26, 2014
(h/t USA Today)