Harry Tanfield sprinted to seventh place in a high-class finale to stage four of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain.
The 22-year-old, from Great Ayton in North Yorkshire, backed up his day in the break on stage three with a superb kick in Newark-on-Trent.
Showing off his red numbers in style, yesterday’s most combative rider surfed the wheels of some of the World Tour’s fastest men in the run-in.
Fernando Gaviria, of Quick-Step Floors, celebrated the victory ahead of Team Sky’s Elia Viviani, Katusha’s Alexander Kristoff and Dylan Groenewegen, of Lotto NL Jumbo.
Alan Banaszek, of CCC, was fifth and Wanty Groupe Gobert’s Andrea Pasqualon sixth ahead of the superb Tanfield, who was the first British rider across the line.
Rory Townsend (34), Chris Opie (44), Dexter Gardias (53) and Rob Partridge (89) all finished the front group, with Gardias remaining at 20sec in the general classification.
Viviani regained the race lead from Orica-Scott’s Caleb Ewan on countback alone. Gaviria is third at six seconds and Edvald Boasson Hagen at seven.
Earlier, An Post Chain Reaction’s Jacob Scott took the Skoda king of the mountains points at Eaton Wood to take charge of that classification.
Meanwhile, Wanty Groupe Gobert’s Mark McNally swept up all three Eisberg sprints to close within a point to jersey wearer Graham Briggs, of JLT Condor.
Briggs’ team-mate Ali Slater and Madison Genesis duo Alex Blain and Richard Handley completed the day’s breakaway group.
Meanwhile, James Lowsley-Williams saw his race ended when he was disqualified for illegally attacking on the pavement in a desperate bid to bridge across to the leaders up the road.
The 25-year-old, from the Cotswolds, was already nursing injuries, including a swollen knee and road rash, after suffering an early crash on stage three.
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