It wasn’t the first time it happened, and won’t be the last time, but Czech U23 racer Adam Toupalik’s sprint to win what he thought was the final lap of the U23 Men’s race at the 2016 Cyclocross World Championships will be one of the more memorable early sprints in cyclocross.
You can watch the sprint and the painful all-too-slow realization of what was happening as Eli Iserbyt and Quinten Hermans sailed past after the line in the video above.
Adam Toupalik would end up losing in a close sprint one lap later to Belgian Iserbyt.
See photos, results, reports and all the 2016 Cyclocross World Championship coverage here.
And see highlights and a (geo-restricted) full replay of the U23 Men’s race here.