Canadian Nick Wammes was extraordinarily disqualified from the men’s keirin on Sunday morning.
Due to an awkward situation, the race was stopped in the middle of the competition after he fell more than 10 meters behind the lead turf rider.
The pistol blasted twice at the Lee Valley Velodrome, seemingly out of nowhere, when officials remarked that Wamms was too far behind in the second run of the repechage races.
His mistake led to the fact that the race was resumed without his participation.
He was visibly dirty due to the decision of the officials and threw away his helmet as he went to take a seat inside the track.
An angry Canadian team official was seen angrily protesting the decision in a conversation with an official.
His complaints went unheeded, and shortly thereafter it was announced that Wamms had been disqualified.
It was clear that Wammes had cleared the 10m barrier, but there is still debate as to whether he deserved a disqualification for this error.
British cyclist and Olympic champion Chris Boardman has strongly criticized Wammes’ mistake.
“I don’t think we’ve ever seen this before,” he told the BBC.
“Just looking at the rules, we knew what they were, but I had never seen that before.
“I have never seen rules being followed. I think this is the first time.
“It’s a pretty awkward way to get out of a competition you’ve traveled half the world for.”
Earlier, Australian star Maeve Plouff won the silver medal in the women’s 3000m individual pursuit final.
24 hours ago, the 23-year-old was part of a quartet that broke the Games record in the team event.
However, she was no match for Kiwi Briony Botha in the final.
Botha dominated the race from the start and seemed to have a chance to catch up to Pluff towards the end of the race.
The Kiwi set a new Commonwealth Games record with a dominant victory.
The couple embraced in a touching display of sportsmanship at the end of the race.
Originally published as ‘Never seen this’: star cyclist disqualified for humiliating reason