It’s time for riders to stop celebrating before they reach the finish line

In the light of yet another rider celebrating too early at the weekend, is it time to simply cross the line first?

Lorena Wiebes celebrates as Marianne Vos throws her bike at the Amstel Gold Race
(Image credit: Getty Images)
Adam Becket
Adam Becket

News editor at Cycling Weekly, Adam brings his weekly opinion on the goings on at the upper echelons of our sport. This piece is part of The Leadout, a newsletter series from Cycling Weekly and Cyclingnews. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. As ever, email - should you wish to add anything, or suggest a topic.

Lorena Wiebes had the perfect opportunity to win the Amstel Gold Race. The hilly Classic is usually the domain of better climbers than the SD Worx-Protime sprinter. On Sunday, thanks to a shortened race, the Dutchwoman had her chance to take victory at her home event.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.