Connor Swift sprinted to sixth on stage three of the Tour of Britain as the race arrived in Bristol.
After a relentless day of false dawns for the breakaway, Swift kept his powder dry and was in the right place as the peloton came into the final 10km.
While behind riders were losing contact, Swift was always prominent over the final small climbs at the conclusion of the stage
Keeping himself in the top-10 positions and in the final 500-metres opened up his final effort.
In the company of World Tour opposition, Swift acquitted himself well, equalling his result on the third stage of the Tour de Yorkshire.
Earlier in the stage and after many attempts, Matt Holmes made it into the first breakaway.
Coming after 50km of racing, Holmes found himself in good company, but behind the peloton were insistent on bringing the move back early on a stage that never really found its rhythm.
The tour continues with stage four travelling 183.5km from Nuneaton to Royal Leamington Spa, on another day of challenging terrain.