Harry Tanfield delivered another fine performance against the clock to finish 11th in the Chrono des Nations in Herbiers, France.
The 22-year-old, from Great Ayton in North Yorkshire, recorded a time of 1hr 3min 31.02sec in the UCI 1.1 event’s 49.7km test.
He was just nine seconds adrift of six-time French time trial champion Sylvain Chavanel as he narrowly missed out on a top 10.
Dane Martin Toft Madsen celebrated victory in a scintillating time of 59.58, with 18-year-old world under-23 champion Mikkel Bjerg second in 1.01.20.
Averaging 46.948kmh, Tanfield stylishly overhauled the benchmark of 1.04.57 set by Romain Bacon, who was first off the ramp on Sunday.
The BIKE Channel Canyon rider, who was 14th in a star-studded individual time trial in the Tour of Britain, then got comfortable in the hot seat as riders came and went without threatening his effort.
A dozen challengers had failed to knock Tanfield off his perch by the time Anthony Delaplace, of Fortuneo Oscaro, clocked 1.02.54.
The Frenchman’s effort lit the touchpaper for a grandstand finish as a string of Europe’s finest powerhouses went head to head.
Jeremy Roy, of FDJ, was the next to top the timesheets when he lowered Delaplace’s mark by 13 seconds.
Tanfield had already got the better of AG2r La Mondiale’s Alexandre Geniez and a raft of Direct Energie riders, such as Jonathan Hivert and Bryan Naulleau, when Stéphane Rossetto took the lead.
The Cofidis man stopped the clock in 1.01.45 to put the likes of European champion Victor Campanaerts and new Team Sky signing Jonathan Castroviejo under pressure.
Reigning French champion Pierre Latour fell 41 seconds short of Rossetto’s time after Bjerg and then Madsen had taken the lead.
Campanaerts couldn’t do a great deal better and Spaniard Castroviejo, last off the ramp, had to settle for the final podium place when he stopped the clock in 1.01.28.
Irishman Ryan Mullen, of Cannondale Drapac, finished eighth in 1.02.53. Click here for the full result.