Watch: US cyclist forced to run to finish line but still secures top 10 finish

Race organisers have allowed the result to stand

Eamon Lucas running for the finish line at Gullegem Kermesse

An American cyclist managed to hang on for a top 10 finish in a Belgian race despite having to sprint for the line on foot after crashing in the finishing straight.

Eamon Lucas was riding for his Belgian Shifting Gears-Geldhof Jielker team at the one-day race Gullegem Kermesse, situated west of the Belgian towns of Kuurne and Harelbeke. As he was coming into the finish, the 26-year-old crashed in the finishing straight.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.