Drapac's Brenton Jones crosses the finish line on his back at the Herald Sun Tour, but claims fifth place because he was technically still attached to his bike

They say that amateurs try to copy what they see in the professional sporting environment, but it seems the pros are getting in on the flying photo finish game.

In December, Andy Colsell took the win at a Hillingdon Imperial winter series race by flying over the finish line.

Now, Drapac Professional Cycling sprinter Brenton Jones claimed fifth place in stage two of the Herald Sun Tour in Nagambie despite crossing the line on his back.

The video below, around the three minute mark, shows Orica-GreenEdge young gun Caleb Ewan shooting past everyone to reach the line first.

But the finish-line camera shows the great view of Jones losing control of his bike and hitting the tarmac just metres from the finish.

The man himself seemed pretty okay with the result, though.

The result is Jones’ second top-five finish in the race so far, having placed third on the opening prologue behind teammate Simon Clarke and Orica’s Ewan.

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    Did the clock stop with his body or his front wheel?