Rory Townsend grabbed the Spring Cup Series individual crown with a magnificent second place in the Lincoln Grand Prix.
The 21-year-old, from Addlestone in Surrey, was part of a decisive seven-man move which rode clear on the final lap of the 165km contest.
And as the leaders scrapped it out on the final ascent of the cobbled Michaelgate climb, JLT Condor’s Ian Bibby powered to victory from Townsend with Matt Holmes, of Madison Genesis, third.
Harry Tanfield was 14th, Sam Lowe 17th and Jack Pullar was 20th as BIKE Channel Canyon finished second in the team competition.
But the series belonged to Townsend, who capped his fifth place in the Tour of the Wolds and sixth in the Chorley Grand Prix in style.
He came into the race in second spot in the individual standings behind Enrique Sanz but overhauled the Spaniard before holding off the challenge of Bibby to take the jersey by three points.
After an hour, a break of seven riders had built up an advantage of around two-and-a-half minutes on the peloton.
Max Stedman, fresh from his second spot in the British Universities & Colleges Sport Road Race Championship, was involved.
Team Wiggins had two men in the group. They were Rhys Howells and Joe Walker, whose father Chris won the race back in 1994.
The break also included Steve Lampier, of JLT Condor, ONE Pro Cycling’s Sam Williams, Madison Genesis rider Joe Evans and Charlie Tanfield, of Brother NRG Driverplan.
As they worked well together and the race entered its third hour, their lead over the peloton had extended to more than three minutes.
Stedman was the first to crack, though. And when he was distanced on the climb with around 60km to go, it was the beginning of the end for the