It was when the British James Teagle ran wrong in the last corner that Méntriga at the finish line and let Teagle finish first.
The Spaniard Méntriga commented afterwards on his actions with: "He was before me all the time, and deserved it."
Teagle praised his colleague afterwards.
"I thought it was over.
But Diego Méntriga did something unexpected.
He let me pass.
It shows an incredible sportsman spirit and integrity on his part! ”
With Méntriga's actions, he himself missed the podium, finishing fourth.
Teagle thus finished third in the race.