Harry Tanfield clinched a fifth successive crit podium with third place in the Beverley Grand Prix.
However, his National Circuit Series title rivals Brenton Jones and Matt Gibson filled the first two places in round five of the competition.
Tanfield had racked up one second and two third places in his past three series outings prior to coming runner-up in the National Circuit Race Championship on Wednesday.
But despite another aggressive ride, he was unable to force his way on to the top step as JLT Condor flexed their muscles in East Yorkshire.
Sam Lowe and Matt Nowell finished in the front group, 12th and 13th respectively, while George Atkins crossed the line in 35th. Click here to see the full results.
A series of attacks, among them a dig by Nowell, came to nothing during the opening 45 minutes of racing with the pace hot on the streets of Beverley.
Tanfield then drove clear only for series leader Matt Gibson, of JLT Condor, to jump quickly on to his wheel and then Team Raleigh’s Enrique Sanz to mark him out.
With 10 laps remaining, JLT once again showed their strength as seven of John Herety’s men massed at the front of the bunch, deterring attacks with a powerful rhythm.
The average speed of the race was in excess of 46kph as they cruised into the final three laps of the contest in the East Yorkshire town.
With two of the circuits remaining, Jon Mould launched a solo attack – clocking the fastest lap of the night to that point with a 1min 27.038sec effort.
And while the Welshman was brought back, it was his team-mate Jones who had the last word with a blistering sprint to clinch a second successive victory in the series.
Gibson just pipped Tanfield to third as the trio, who topped the individual standings prior to the fifth round, continue to jostle for position at the summit.
Tanfield remains third with one race of the competition remaining. The final round – the Colne Grand Prix – takes place on Wednesday.