Teen cyclist's celebration nearly costs him victory, causes nasty fall at finish line

"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.

(h/t USA Today)

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