Chester Road Club's Jill Wilkinson came within a whisker of sharing the winner's crown at the National 12-Hour Championship in Shropshire.
While there was a clear result in the men's race, the hotly contested women's time trial was initially called as a dead heat between Wilkinson and Jasmijn Muller.
However, a recount revealed an error and showed that Paceline RT's Muller had covered 256.41 miles, just 0.12 miles more than Wilkinson.
The pair played cat and mouse throughout the day with the lead changing hands. At the 100-mile mark Muller led by almost eight minutes, and at one point Wilkinson was actually overtaken by Muller who had set off ten minutes after.
But Wilkinson dug deep and had the better of the final few hours, catching up with her rival in the last few miles, only to fall agonisingly short.
"I got to the second to last timekeeper behind Jasmijn, but by the final timekeeper I thought I was in front of her," said Wilkinson.
"I came here hoping for the win but it was a pretty brutal 12. The weather was bad and it was hilly, the course didn’t suit me at all with so many undulating drags."