Charlie Tanfield delivered a brave effort but ultimately missed out on a bronze medal in the individual pursuit at the World Championships.
The Canyon Eisberg talent clocked a time of 4min 15.930sec in his third-place showdown with Alexander Evtushenko in Apeldoorn on Friday evening.
However, that was 2.144sec slower than the Russian, who finished the 4km pursuit in Holland powerfully.
Tanfield, who rides on the track for Team KGF, had gone off quickly but was overhauled in the final kilometre of the race.
The 21-year-old, from Great Ayton in North Yorkshire, was bidding to follow up his gold medal in the team pursuit on Thursday.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be. But the University of Derby talent can hold his head high after his first outing in the Great Britain jersey.
Italian Filippo Ganna reclaimed the world individual pursuit crown he first won in London in 2016 with victory over Ivo Oliveira.
The 21-year-old, who races for UAE Team Emirates on the road, clocked a time of 4:13.607 to beat the Portuguese by 1.570sec.