'I've won what?!' Nine of the weirdest podium prizes in cycling

Win a bike race and you might not get any old trophy for your mantle. From showers to tridents, we take a look at some of the weirdest prizes awarded to cyclists on the winner's podium

Steve Cummings on the podium for the salmon jersey at the Arctic Tour of Norway 2019 (Arctic Tour of Norway/Twitter)

Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) came agonisingly close to taking the first stage of the Arctic Race, attacking late on only to be caught by Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) in the final few hundred metres after the Dutchman opened up a lengthy sprint.

All was not lost, though, as Cummings picked up a potentially even better prize than the stage win and overall lead. A giant toy salmon.

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