Harry Tanfield is celebrating a stunning second place in the British Time Trial Championship.
The 23-year-old, from Great Ayton, was only beaten by Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas who is heading for the Tour de France on July 7.
Tanfield clocked 49min 31.944sec on the 39.7km out-and-back course from Kirkley Hall in Northumberland.
That time was just 37 seconds slower than Thomas but 17 seconds ahead of third-placed Alex Dowsett, from Katusha-Alpecin.
Earlier in the day, Charlie Tanfield clinched the under-23 crown ahead of Charlie Quarterman and Tom Pidcock.
He clocked 36:01.852 in his 28.6km test to take victory by 27 seconds. Pidcock took bronze in 37:23.428. The 21-year-old, who finished third last season, told British Cycling:
“It’s a local course for me so I’ve spent the last few weeks riding on it on most days.
“I knew exactly what I wanted to do and how I wanted to ride, so it was about executing the plan and making sure nothing went wrong on the day.
“I’m really happy to have finished it off. I had two road targets this year – the national time trial and trying to get to the worlds as well.
“I wanted to show everyone what I could do. It is my last year in the under-23s and I wanted to make the most of it.
“I heard the team car behind me shouting up, up and I thought Tom Baylis was catching me and it wasn’t going to plan!
“I didn’t have a clue I was up and I think that made me go a bit faster. I’m absolutely ecstatic to have the jersey. It’s another one for the collection.”
Having gone off fourth from last, Harry Tanfield briefly topped the timesheets before Thomas breezed over the line.
The Canyon Eisberg man bettered the time set by his track team-mate John Archibald (50:41.856), who just missed out on a podium spot.
Archibald rolled off the ramp fourth and held off the challenges of the likes of Team Sky duo Tao Geoghegan Hart (sixth, 51:00.297) and Jon Dibben (seventh, 51:00.666).
James Gullen, third last season, was fifth 50:58.147. Click here to see the full results of the national time trial championship.
The national road championship takes place in Northumberland on Sunday.