Max Stedman finished a superb 12th on general classification at the Tour Alsace.
The Canyon Eisberg climber, making his debut for Great Britain under-23s in the five-day UCI 2.2 race, finished inside the main bunch on Sunday’s final stage to Dannemarie.
That ensured the overall standings remained unchanged following the previous day’s Queen stage – in which the 22-year-old crossed the line in 19th.
Stedman, who powered to a brilliant third spot on stage one, was 4min 22sec down on champion Geoffrey Bouchard in the final reckoning.
The Roanne C4RC rider beat Marc Hirschi, of Sunweb’s development team, by 22sec with USA under-23 talent Brandon McNulty in third at 27sec.
Hirschi had won the Queen stage, which featured 4,000m of climbing and was described by Stedman as his hardest day on a bike, from Bouchard and McNulty.
But the 19-year-old Swiss starlet was not able to force enough of a time gap to tear the leader’s jersey from his French rival.
Stedman, meanwhile, shipped 4min 10sec in the finale as he slid from fourth spot to 12th in the general classification.
The University of Exeter graduate finished eighth in the best young rider classification after wearing the jersey on stage two.
Stedman’s Great Britain team-mate Adam Hartley rode brilliantly to finish eighth on Saturday and force his way up to eighth overall.
The final stage was won by Swiss national team rider Gino Mader as the breakaway was given licence to contest the finale.
The Tour Alsace, now in its 15th year, is a five-day French stage race which boasts Wilco Kelderman and Thibaut Pinot among its former winners. Click here for the full result.