Basic Trope: A villainous character loses an (often legitimate) lead in a contest thanks to cheating.
Straight: Emperor Evulz is ahead by a country mile in the Zany Races, but he stops to sabotage the other racers, costing him the lead.
Exaggerated: Evulz cheats as often as he can during the races, meaning he loses the lead multiple times.
Downplayed: Evulz' car has built-in cheating devices, but has to slow down to deploy them. The traps wind up delaying him more than they delay the good guys, who overtake Evulz even though he was legitimately in the lead for a bit.
Evulz is a notorious carrier of the Villain Ball, and feels like he can't win legitimately.
Evulz doesn't care about winning the race; he just wants to humiliate Alice and it's more important to him that she won't finish.