WATCH: Cyclist Celebrates Thinking She Won Olympic Gold, But Was Actually So Far Behind She Didn’t Realize Somebody Beat Her

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Annemiek van Vleuten of Team Netherlands celebrated a bit too early after finishing the women’s Olympic cycling road race.

While she did earn a coveted Olympic medal, the cyclist shot both arms in the air after finishing her race on Sunday — thinking she earned the top spot when Austria’s Anna Kiesenhofer had actually beat her by 75 seconds.

Anna Kiesenhofer of #AUT takes #gold in the #CyclingRoad women’s road race on her #Olympics debut!#StrongerTogether | @tokyo2020 | @UCI_cycling pic.twitter.com/abW1tiNM4m

— Olympics (@Olympics) July 25, 2021

Kiesenhofer, who studied Maths at the University of Cambridge before earning a PhD from the University of Catalonia, easily took home
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