Charlie Tanfield‘s bid for a second gold of the National Track Championships were undone by a mechanical.
The 21-year-old, who became British individual pursuit champion on Friday night, was forced to sit up in the team pursuit final leaving Team KGF to surrender their crown to 100% ME and settle for silver.
His brother, Harry Tanfield, was part of the KGF B team who comfortably saw off the challenge of the University of Derby to claim the bronze medal.
Charlie, alongside Dan Bigham, Jonny Wale and Jacob Tipper, were the red-hot favourites to successfully defend their national jersey.
The Team KGF quartet had qualified for the final with a time of 4.03.366, almost two seconds in front of their rivals for the gold medal who rolled a 4.05.205.
They were comfortably ahead on the clock in the final, too, only for disaster to strike and rob the team, fresh from gold at the Track World Cup in Minsk, of a second successive British title.
Harry and the UCI outfit’s second string were the third fastest in qualifying with a 4.06.771. Harry went on to produce a strong ride in the scratch final but got overhauled in the dying metres.
Charlie has penned a deal with Canyon Eisberg team to ride alongside his brother on the road during the 2018 campaign.