Harry Tanfield produced a gutsy display to finish second behind Jon Mould in the Skipton Grand Prix.
The Great Ayton talent, 22, broke away with the Welshman and his JLT Condor team-mates Tom Moses and Matt Gibson in the second round of the National Circuit Series.
And despite stinging attacks from his trio of rivals in the finale, Tanfield held his nerve to grab runner-up as Mould powered clear for victory.
Gibson, who was second to Chris Lawless in round one in Otley last week, was third and with it has risen to the top of the series standings.
Tanfield’s BIKE Channel Canyon team-mates Matt Nowell, Jake Womersley and Sam Lowe were ninth, 15th and 17th respectively.
Yorkshireman Moses was active in the early skirmishes and, after one failed attempt to escape, he joined forces with Mould for the decisive dig.
Tanfield had been prominent, too, after recovering from an early crash. And he saw the danger of the second move, bridging across with a third JLT man, Gibson, on his wheel.
The quartet then laid down the power, extending their advantage on the disorganised peloton to 55 seconds as they hammered around the Skipton streets.
As the race ticked past the hour mark and into the final 10 laps, Team Raleigh massed at the front of the bunch in an attempt to lay down a chase.
But it was too little, too little. Instead, all eyes were on the leaders as the JLT trio began attacking Tanfield in a bid to shake the BIKE Channel Canyon man off.
A brave effort from Tanfield culminated in second place, the best he could really hope for as he was outnumbered three to one. Talking to VeloUK after the race, he said:
“It was what it was. I didn’t even know who was up the road, I just knew there were two guys away.
“I rode across to a group of three and just hit them straight away. Then I could see the two up the road and I thought that’s the race, so I’ll try to get across.
“When I actually got there I realised it was two JLT. It was do or die and I think I nearly did die getting across to it!
“I finally managed to get on and started to recover. But it was a bit of a shock when it was two JLT and ended up being three against one.
“I was going to just sit on. But figured if I did that they would just start hitting me, so I decided to give them a turn every now and again.
“There was four of us, so you’ve only got to do a turn every two laps. It wasn’t a big ask.
“I would much rather do that than be in the bunch hacking around and getting chopped. I’d rather be up the road with them riding threshold.”
The bunch kick for fifth was won by Brenton Jones ahead of Graham Briggs as JLT capped a dominant night with five of the first six riders to cross the line. Click here for the full result.
Elsewhere on the night, Rory Townsend successfully defended his Guildford Town Centre Race crown, with victory in a sprint finish from fellow escapees Alex Paton, of Madison Genesis, and Isaac Mundy, from PMR@Toachim House.
Both Tanfield and Townsend are expected to ride the next round of the National Circuit Series – the Wales Open Criterium on Friday (8pm).