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Cyclist's celebratory face plant caught on camera

2014 Tour Of Somerville Winner Celebrates Big, Falls Hard

The Tour of Somerville is the oldest major bicycle race in the US and welcomes both professionals and amateurs alike -- but this year's 71st tour came to a grinding halt.

Noah Granigan, 18, is seen here celebrating his victory -- a little too soon. Within seconds of crossing the finishing line, he can be seen falling hard off of his bicycle, sliding what appears to be at least ten yards.

Not long after Granigan tweeted, "Ouch." Then added, "Well that was stupid."

And it appears that the teen is no stranger to the ground -- he went down hard earlier this year at the Cyclo-Cross National Championships.

Granigan told My Central Jersey that he guesses all cyclists have fallen at some point. But not all of them have it captured on camera.

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Sylvie May 29 2014 at 6:39 AM

Pride goeth before a fall. Still true!

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truthnocharge Sylvie May 29 2014 at 10:51 AM

Good One..! ;-P

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baggersrnutz May 29 2014 at 7:08 AM

Look Ma no hands ! Oops no teef either !

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rude May 29 2014 at 10:03 AM

This was a tribute to Lance Armstrong........"The Fall of the American Cyclist".

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teeveequeen rude May 29 2014 at 11:56 AM

LOL ...

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tmccull52 May 29 2014 at 9:26 AM

Vanity. Y'gotta love it.

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alspoolhall tmccull52 May 29 2014 at 9:59 AM

No, I don't think it was "vanity." Jubilation maybe.

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fox12ga May 29 2014 at 8:41 AM

Stupid should hurt And it usually does but there's no cure for it

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Ellen fox12ga May 29 2014 at 1:47 PM

stupid leaves scraped knee scrapes

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truthnocharge May 29 2014 at 10:51 AM

I was hoping they would show how he looked when he stood up...

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Sylvie May 29 2014 at 6:42 AM

I hope he didn't damage his costume that bikers seem to be so fond of wearing - whether racing or just trying to look the part.

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aisologrl May 29 2014 at 9:55 AM

I don't think he was stupid, just excited. If you work that hard and win who wouldn't be? I think he learned to keep it a bit contained until off the bike next time though :)

P.S. All of us have been there, fortunately most of the time it's not captured for the whole world to see.

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bikerace514 aisologrl May 29 2014 at 10:23 AM

Have you ever seen a Soccer player score a goal,they slide at least five yards on theie knees.

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aunax19 bikerace514 May 29 2014 at 4:12 PM

Not on concrete

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jrwolfman1 May 29 2014 at 9:07 AM

Sounds as if he is not coordinated enough to be riding a bike, or at least not ambidextrious enough to ride, celebrate at the same time.

Ouch!

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meepstein jrwolfman1 May 29 2014 at 4:03 PM

I guess you didn't notice but he won the race so he must be coordinated enough.

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Mr. Gonzo jrwolfman1 May 29 2014 at 6:01 PM

Do you even know what ambidextrous means? I think not because that has nothing to do with being or not being able to ride a bike. Maybe you should stick to smaller words that you can understand instead of making yourself look like an idiot.

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ajalsup1933 May 29 2014 at 6:06 AM

Stupid is, stupid are!!! Idiot

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bikerace514 ajalsup1933 May 29 2014 at 10:26 AM

Explane please

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