Peter Kennaugh took silver in the points race at the UCI track World Cup in Cali, Colombia.
The young Manxman scored points in five of the 12 sprints but was beaten to gold by Leonardo Duque on his hometown track.
Team GB field a two-man team in Colombia and Kennaugh pairs up with the experienced Rob Hayles for Saturday?s madison. Hayles also goes in today?s 60-lap scratch race.
The duo has been practising madison drills at the Manchester velodrome under the watchful eye of coach Rod Ellingworth, who has also made the long trip to Cali.