Charles Page and Matt Nowell each grabbed top-10s in a rapid and relentless Colne Grand Prix.
The pair finished eighth and ninth, respectively, as Joey Walker clinched his second success in this season’s National Circuit Series.
Only 11 riders were left to contest the finale – with Matt Bostock, of 100% ME, and ONE Pro Cycling’s Chris Latham completing the podium places behind the Team Wiggins victor.
Jack Pullar and Rory Townsend were prominent in the early skirmishes with the pace red hot from the flag drop.
Pullar, who hails from Lancashire, briefly gapped the bunch before Townsend put the hammer down alongside Jake Scott, of ONE Pro Cycling.
Next to try his luck off the front was Rob Scott, of Team Wiggins. But the frantic pace on the fast 840m course was preventing any significant gap.
Fred Wright, from 100% ME, had a go. But while a small chase group formed, soon they were all swallowed up.
And following a dig from Taylor Gunman, of Madison Genesis, it was all back together with 20 minutes on the clock
Attacks kept coming thick and fast but still no break formed. Each punt merely softened up the peloton further and forced gaps deeper in the bunch.
With 35 minutes of hectic action complete, a group of 11 – including Pullar and his 19-year-old team-mate Charles Page – threatened to escape.
But as Jake Stewart, of 100% ME, clocked the fastest lap so far of 57.7sec, the attack was snuffed out.
The average speed for the opening 45 minutes of racing registered 48.2kph before Chris Latham summoned the energy to hit out.
Like so many before him, the ONE Pro man failed. However, a selection had certainly been made with just 12 men remaining at the front of the race.
Page had Canyon Eisberg team-mate Matt Nowell for company, while the aggressive Wright was also present as the group moved 45 seconds clear of the rest of the field.
An hour was complete when the dozen contenders breezed prepared to lap the peloton. And off went Rob Scott on another solo bid.
His move was the cue for a string of late charges, with Wright again having a punt followed by Madison’s Isaac Mundy.
Page and Nowell were not afraid to chance their arm either but it was Joe Walker, who won the Sheffield Grand Prix earlier this month, who appeared to break his rivals’ resolve.
The Team Wiggins man escaped with four laps to go and raced into the final 1km with a slim advantage of the chasers.