Charles Page sprinted to seventh spot as Matt Gibson tore the British Circuit Championship crown from Tom Pidcock’s grasp in Stockton.
Gibson, from JLT Condor, edged the reigning champion out in a thrilling contest on the technical Teesside circuit.
Page finished a few bike lengths adrift as a reduced bunch crossed the line following a breathtaking hour of racing.
It was a superb effort from the 19-year-old, who also helped Canyon Eisberg to the Tour Series crown in his first year as a senior.
Meanwhile Harry Tanfield, who did a huge amount of work attempting to break the race apart, also grabbed a top 10 following his second place 12 months ago.
The 23-year-old, from nearby Great Ayton, scooped the best local rider award for his brave effort.
The peloton was strung out from the flag drop on the technical town centre course in Stockton.
Jack Pullar, Page and Tanfield were all prominent and pushing hard at the front during the early skirmishes.
Splits appeared within the first few laps and soon the elastic snapped with an elite group of around 35 riders edging clear.
Andrew Tennant joined his three team-mates, giving the aggressive Canyon Eisberg four men in the leading bunch.
A second big turn from Tanfield on the front stretched the group again but he lacked support in his attempt to force more gaps.
Pullar’s race was cut short by a mechanical as the riders continued to set a fierce pace on the Teesside circuit.
Tanfield and Tom Moses had both launched further efforts to gap the bunch as the hour mark approached.
But the group was all together when the board signalled five laps to go and Moses joined his JLT team-mates to lead out Gibson.
Moses led the team into the final two laps before Tom Stewart took up the baton.
Pidcock attempted to disrupt the JLT train, with Tanfield protecting Page a couple of places behind.
Jon Mould helped settle Jon Herety’s men again and despite Pidcock hitting the front in the final corner, Gibson had the strength to roll the defending champion on the line.
Mould kept on for third, mirroring his finish of last season, while Page was narrowly pipped to sixth spot a few seconds behind.
Canyon Eisberg stay on Teesside for the Stockton Grand Prix on Sunday (12.30pm).
The 176km battle is the third round of the Grand Prix Series and the final counting race in Tour of Britain qualification.
Tim Elverson’s squad sit in the fourth and final qualifying position going into the race with just three points separating ONE Pro in second and Team Wiggins in fifth.
Click here to check out a superb gallery of pictures from the British Circuit Championship, shot for us by the brilliant Darran Moore.