Julian Winn secured the Tour of Britain's King of the Mountains title after claiming the points needed after Friday's fourth stage.
Winn will compete at the Commonwealth Games
"To get a jersey in a major tour and in a home tour is a major achievement," said the 32-year-old Welshman.
Russia's Sergei Ivanov of T-Mobile beat Scotland's Evan Oliphant in a sprint to the line, to take the stage between Buxton and Nottingham.
Quick Step rider Nick Nuyens, of Belgium, retained the yellow jersey.
Winn was part of a four-rider breakaway which included his biggest threat Ryan Cox, Olympic silver-medallist Paul Manning of recycling.co.uk and Kazuo Inoue of the all-Japanese Bridgestone Anchor team.
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"It was in my favour - we spoke about it last night in the team meeting and the ideal scenario was for a group to go up the road and take the points while I kept on the wheel of my nearest challenger," said Winn.
Meanwhile, Oliphant, 23, was in sight of a stage victory towards the climax, but could not shake off Ivanov.
Both were part of the peloton that caught the breakaway riders.
"I came here wanting a good result and when there was a breakaway I thought I had a chance," said Oliphant, who has needed treatment on a shoulder injury since falling on Blackpool Promenade at the end of stage two.
"I was suffering yesterday and had to get physio and I was suffering today to be honest."
Stage four leading positions:
1 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) T-Mobile 4hrs 24mins 17sec
2 Evan Oliphant (Gbr) Scotland
3 Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
4 Paul Manning (Gbr) Recycling.co.uk/Litespeed
5 Luca Paolini (Ita) QuickStep - Innergetic at 10.06
6 Mark Cavendish (Gbr) Great Britain
7 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
8 Nick Nuyens (Bel) QuickStep - Innergetic
9 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC
10 Javier Cherro Molina (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana
Leading overall positions:
1 Nick Nuyens (Bel) QuickStep - Innergetic 17hrs 28mins 44secs
2 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC at 0.07
3 Javier Cherro Molina (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana at 0.10
4 Bert de Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet Colnago at 0.16
5 Phil Zajicek (USA) Naviagators Insurance at 0.19
6 Ben Day (Aus) MrBookmaker.com
7 Frederick Veuchelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques at 0.22
8 Yanto Barker (Gbr) DFL Driving Force Logistics at 1.03
9 Michael Rogers (Aus) QuickStep - Innergetic at 1.04
10 Erwin Thijs (Bel) MrBookmaker.com - Sports Tech at 1.05