Doncaster’s Graham Briggs won the 2014 Colne Grand Prix on Wednesday night.
The Rapha Condor-JLT racer had previously had a quiet start to the British Cycling Elite Circuit Series - an event he won in 2012.
But victory in Lancashire, in the third race of the series, has shot ths 31-year-old from Rossington up the leaderboard.
Briggs edged to victory following a thrilling sprint finish, ahead of fellow Yorkshireman Dean Downing (NFTO Pro Cycling). Cumbria’s Andrew Hawdon (KTM Road and Trail) took third.
Briggs said: “I think this is my first time in the top 20 in this year’s series, so it’s nice to win - I’ve always done pretty well here.”