After more than 800 miles through five states and over three mountain ranges, the inaugural Tour de Trump bicycle race was decided by a split-second mistake.

The error - Eric Vanderaerden's wrong turn during the final time trial - helped Dag Otto Lauritzen easily win the overall title Sunday.Lauritzen, had held the lead for a week, finished fourth on the 24-mile Atlantic City-Brigantine oceanfront course in 52 minutes, 19 seconds.

Vanderaerden, considered one of the finest sprinters and time trialists in the world, went off course for an estimated 500 meters and finished 1:44 behind Lauritzen.

Near the halfway point of the out-and-back course, Vanderaerden followed a lead motorcycle straight instead of turning right.