Charlie Tanfield smashed the Commonwealth Games record on his way to a gold medal in the individual pursuit in Australia.
The 21-year-old, who set a breathtaking mark of 4min 11.455sec to qualify fastest for the final, beat Scot John Archibald to the crown on the Gold Coast.
Conditions for the final in the Anna Meares Velodrome were not conducive to a world-record attempt, with Tanfield ultimately clocking 4:15.952 to top the podium.
But it mattered little to the Yorkshireman, who maintained a steady advantage over Archibald to celebrate a deserved victory by 0.704sec.
Tanfield added gold to the silver medal he won with England’s team pursuit squad in the velodrome on Thursday.
Sam Welsford, who was part of the world-record breaking Aussie squad which won team pursuit gold, had lit the blue touchpaper in qualifying with a new Commonwealth Games record of 4:13.595.
That lowered the time of 4:14.845 set by his countryman Jack Bobridge in Delhi in 2010. Bobridge still holds the world record of 4:10.534.
New Zealander Dylan Kennett (4:13.414) then bettered Welsford but that was nothing on the effort delivered by Archibald.
The Scot stopped the clock in 4:13.068, stunning the home crowd after comfortably catching his Kiwi opponent Nicholas Kergozou.
Conditions had changed noticeably when Jordan Kerby, who at that point boasted the third fastest time in the world ever, edged Dan Bigham out of the medal rides with 4:13.531.
That mattered little to Tanfield, though, who tore up the timesheets to lead from start to finish in a record-breaking 4:11.455.
The Great Ayton talent’s effort elevated him to the third fastest of all-time behind Bobridge and Chris Boardman, who recorded 4:11.114 in the now-banned superman position.
With the temperature dropping from 32 degrees to 28 degrees inside the velodrome, it suggests there is plenty more to come from the young Canyon Eisberg star.
In the bronze-medal race, Kennett beat Kerby by 4.089sec as he clocked a time of 4:18.373 for the final spot on the podium.