24 thoughts on “Legal Question of the Day: Did He Win?”

  1. The momentum carried both the bike and the unseated rider across the line before the second place rider. I’d say he won. If the bike crossed and he came to rest before the line, I’d award the race to the second finisher.

    You see runners fall as they crossed the line. They may be falling, but the position in the race as they broke the line should stand.

  2. The finish of a bike race is measured by location of the front axle. If a rider crashes he and his bike must finish. It sometimes happens that a rider walks a broken bike to the finish line. Since both his bike and himself reached the finish line before the next cyclist, I would think he won. This would have been more of a dilemma if the next cyclist had crossed after the bike but before the rider.

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