14 bad finish line moments

We collect together some of the more memorable pro cycling finish-line antics

Mark Cavendish wins stage two of Tour de Romandie

Odd victory celebrations, rider wardrobe malfunctions, thinking-you've-won-when-you-haven't - just a few of the cringe-worthy bike race finish-line moments that have occurred in recent memory.

Here we collect together some of the most inappropriate, misjudged, weird or offensive finishes in a rogues' gallery.

Let us know if we've missed any out.

Rohan Dennis wins Stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California, San Jose to Mt. Diablo.

Zip it: Rohan Dennis wins stage three of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California. It was hot, and he has a lovely necklace, but Dennis really should have taken a moment to sort himself out
(Image credit: Casey B. Gibson)

Chris Horner and Levi Leipheimer, Tour of California 2011, stage seven

In a show of brotherly solidarity, RadioShack's Chris Horner and Levi Leipheimer held hands over the line on stage seven of the 2011 Tour of California

Phillip Walsleben wins under-23 cyclo-cross event

Museeuw tribute: Phillip Walsleben shows us his muddy shoes in an under-23 cyclo-cross race
(Image credit: Watson)

Frank Schleck wins stage 17 of Tour de France 2009

Synchronised Schlecks: Alberto Contador went on to win the race overall despite the Schlecks' awesome gun show after Frank won stage 17 of the 2009 Tour. At least it stopped Contador whipping his pistol out (see below)
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Mark Cavendish wins stage two of Tour de Romandie

Up yours: Mark Cavendish's touching tribute to the "journalists and commentators who know jack-sh*t about cycling" at the Tour de Romandie in 2010 led to him being withdrawn from the race by his team.

Thomas Voeckler

Tuck yourself in: Thomas Voeckler's tongue is enjoying a rare moment in his mouth but his stomach is on display, you can see why he's the 'French housewives' favourite'

Carlos Sastre, Tour de France 2003

What a dummy: Carlos Sastre, Tour de France 2003. Dedicating the win to your newborn is one thing, popping in a sweaty dummy at the line is another
(Image credit: Watson)

Peter Sagan wins stage three of the 2012 Tour de France

Running man: Some think Peter Sagan's finish-line antics are great, but his Forrest Gump tribute on stage three of the 2012 Tour pushed it a bit
(Image credit: Watson)

Alexandre Vinokourov wins the Mens Olympic Road Race

No comment: Alexandre Vinokourov's celebration at winning the London 2012 Olympic Games men's road race is fine, but...
(Image credit: Watson)

Jean-Christophe Peraud crashes after the finish line on Stage Four of the 2013 Tour of the Basque Country

Bike surfing: Torrential rain and a slippery finish area meant that Jean-Christophe Peraud invented a whole new sport on stage four of the 2013 Tour of the Basque Country
(Image credit: Watson)

Ramunas Navardauskas on stage seventeen at the 2013 Giro d'Italia

Ramunas Navardauskas hadn't realised that Giovanni Visconti had actually won the stage 19 seconds before
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Chris Froome wins stage fifteen of the 2013 Tour de France

Staying alive: Chris Froome's Bee Gees tribute after winning stage 15 of the 2013 Tour de France
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Alberto Contador wins Stage 4 of the 2014 Tirreno-Adriatico from Nairo Quintana and Daniel Moreno

Alberto Contador gives his 'pistolero' salute winning stage four of the 2014 Tirreno-Adriatico. It's about time he ran out of bullets
(Image credit: Watson)

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