Connor Swift retained his lead in the British Cycling GP Series, sprinting to fifth at the Leicester Castle Classic.
With Isaac Mundy in sixth, Madison Genesis also took the lead in the team competition after an unpredictable 80-kilometres of racing.
The 20-laps of Leicester started at a high pace and by the end of lap two the peloton had already split.
A group of 20-leaders – including Swift, Mundy, Johnny McEvoy, Neil van der Ploeg and Tobyn Horton put the team in a strong place.
By halfway that was looking even stronger, as Tobyn Horton moved into a slender lead. Behind, George Pym and Taylor Gunman made that junction to the lead group, having been caught behind an earlier crash.
Bad luck then whittled down team numbers at the front of the race, as McEvoy, van der Ploeg and Gunman all punctured.
Worse was to come, with four laps to go Swift punctured and faced a tough chase back on.
Aided by Erick Rowsell, Swift made it back to the bunch but no sooner had he re-joined, Pym punctured and Rowsell was dropped, having made his effort to save the ambitions of his teammate.
With three laps remaining, Horton held on to 20-seconds advantage while Swift and Mundy were in the chase group of 20-riders.
Horton held that gap until the final half-lap, when he was inevitably caught and the race for the win began.
Entering the finishing straight at full speed, the sprint ended in a crash as the riders crossed the line.
Fortunately Swift faced no major injury and would return to the podium in time to confirm his status as GP Series leader with one round remaining.