Annemiek van Vleuten celebrated mistakenly thinking she had won an Olympic gold medal as she finished in second place.
She rode across the line at the Olympic road race in Tokyo with her arms in the air, however Austria's Anna Keisenhofer had already soloed to victory 1 minute and 15 seconds earlier.
Riders in the Olympic's cannot communicate with their team and directors via radios and it appears van Vleuten and her teammates were simply not aware that the Austrian was still up the road.
Van Vleuten wasn’t the only rider confused by the race situation, with Lizzie Deignan telling the BBC that she also thought van Vleuten had taken the gold medal.
And indeed Lizzie Deignan in a BBC interview just said that van Vleuten had won -- so the peloton didn't know there was someone up the road. Now, is that an argument for race radios? Or is an argument for the opposite? #Tokyo2020
— Michael Hutchinson (@Doctor_Hutch) July 25, 2021
Hardly any riders in the peloton appeared to realise that Keisenhofer had won with Danish rider Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig one of the only riders pictured congratulating her.
— David Lappartient (@DLappartient) July 25, 2021