Four cyclists have been left fuming after they were forced to stop just five kilometres from the finish line because race organisers failed to factor in a boat crossing.
Entering the last portion of Stage 2 of the Ladies Tour of Norway, the foursome held a 30-second margin over the chasing peloton - and looked set to leave them in their dust as they neared the finish line.
However, with just 5km to go, they rounded a corner and saw the barrier to a bridge they needed to cross was down, meaning they were unable to cross it.
A boat was waiting to go under, meaning the bridge needed to be raised - a time-consuming process that allowed the peloton to catch up and take up residence next to the small group that was once well ahead of them.
While there was talk of letting the four women start 20 seconds ahead of the rest of the field, race organisers said they would instead have to start at the same time as everyone else.
That arrangement did not work in their favour, with none of the original leading four managing to crack a podium finish.