It’s a lesson athletes have learned the hard way since the beginning of time. Don’t celebrate early. If you do, the lesson goes, you risk losing. Such was the case on Friday at the Abu Dhabi Tour when 22-year-old cyclist Caleb Ewan let off to his handlebars to pump a fist in the air only to let veteran rider Marcel Kittel steal his glory. “It was a bit embarrassing more than anything,” Ewan told reporters (via CyclingNews) after the tour’s second stage on Friday. “Now I have to go back to my team and explain what I did.” In the long line of premature celebrations, Ewan’s is hardly the most egregious. In cycling alone, there’s been far worse scenarios, including at least twice in recent memory
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Feb 25 (Gracenote) - Standings from the WorldTour Ranking Teams 1. BMC Racing (United States) 1189 2. Orica (Australia) 986 3. BORA (Germany) 752 4. Sunweb (Germany)