File this under: Epic FAIL. In just a little over a week, this video, featuring Riccardo Russo, has received over 1.4-million views on YouTube. In a nutshell, he basically “held a three-bike lead over the second-place rider, but mistook the penultimate lap for the checkered flag.” Continue reading for the video and more information.

His premature celebrations, which included some cast-iron classics like the air punch, self-cheer, and peg-stand, costs him the 2012 Italian CIV championship race, held in Mugello. In the immortal words of Kenny Rogers, you never count your money when you’re sitting at the table…

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