Giro d'Italia: Dead radio led to Pibernik's mistaken celebration

Luka Pibernik at Paris-Roubaix

Luka Pibernik at Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Tim de Waele/

Luka Pibernik thought he was having the moment of his life – a stage win in the Giro d'Italia and in front of thousands of rabid fans in his teammate Vincenzo Nibali's hometown of Messina. The problem was he attacked ahead of the bell lap, and as he erroneously raised his arms in triumph, he never heard his Bahrain-Merida team telling him there were still six kilometres to go.

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