Harry Tanfield (born 17 November 1994) is a British cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam AG2R La Mondiale.[3]

Harry Tanfield
Harry Tanfield - 2017 Tour Series (Durham).jpg
Tanfield in 2017.
Personal information
Born (1994-11-17) 17 November 1994 (age 25)
Great Ayton, England[1]
Height1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight79.5 kg (175 lb)
Team information
Current teamAG2R La Mondiale
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur team(s)
2013Velo 29–Blackhawk
2014CT 2020 Brugge
2014KTM–Road and Trail.com
Professional team(s)
2015JLT–Condor
2016Pedal Heaven
2017–2018Bike Channel–Canyon
2019Team Katusha–Alpecin[2]
2020–AG2R La Mondiale

CareerEdit

From Great Ayton in the north-east of England,[4] Tanfield rode for JLT–Condor in 2015 and Pedal Heaven in 2016, before joining Bike Channel–Canyon for the 2017 season.

2018 seasonEdit

At the British National Track Championships, Tanfield finished third as part of the men's team pursuit, second in the men's omnium,[5] and won the individual pursuit. He won a Silver medal in the Commonwealth Games in the Men's Individual Time Trial.[6][7]

On 3 May 2018 he won the opening stage of the Tour de Yorkshire road race, from Beverley to Doncaster.[8] Later in May, Tanfield won consecutive rounds of the Tour Series criterium competition in Aberystwyth and Stevenage, and was part of the Canyon Eisberg team that won the series overall.

In August 2018 it was announced that Tanfield would step up to the UCI World Tour for 2019, signing a two-year contract with Team Katusha–Alpecin.[9] He left the team after one season, and joined AG2R La Mondiale for the 2020 season.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

His brother Charlie Tanfield is also a medal winning cyclist.[10]They are both born on the same day two years apart.

Major resultsEdit

2014
5th Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
2015
3rd Rutland–Melton International CiCLE Classic
2016
1st Stage 7 Tour de Poyang Lake
2017
1st Stage 1 Tour of Quanzhou Bay
2nd Antwerpse Havenpijl
5th Time trial, National Road Championships
5th Duo Normand (with Charlie Tanfield)
6th Hong Kong Challenge
9th Memorial Van Coningsloo
10th Ronde van Overijssel
2018
National Track Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
2nd   Omnium
3rd   Team pursuit
1st Stage 1 Tour de Yorkshire
Tour Series
1st Round 5 – Aberystwyth
1st Round 6 – Stevenage
2nd   Time trial, Commonwealth Games
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Ronde van Overijssel
2nd Midden-Brabant Poort Omloop
2019
3rd   Mixed team relay, UCI Road World Championships

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dickinson, Matt (4 May 2018). "Tanfield Thrills Home Crowd". The Times (72526). p. 62. ISSN 0140-0460.
  2. ^ "Katusha-Alpecin announce reduced 24-rider roster for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Official presentation of the AG2R LA MONDIALE professional cycling team 2020". AG2R La Mondiale. Groupe AG2R La Mondiale. 10 December 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Commonwealth Games get underway with North East athletes". itv.com. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  5. ^ https://teamengland.org/team-england-athletes/harry-tanfield
  6. ^ "Day 6 recap: Kiwi cyclist Linda Villumsen wins silver in women's time trial as Hamish Bond grabs bronze in the men's event". Retrieved 10 April 2018 – via TVNZ.
  7. ^ "Versatile Meyer adapts for time trial gold". yahoo.com. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  8. ^ Harry Tanfield Biography
  9. ^ Arthurs-Brennan, Michelle (23 August 2018). "'The hard work starts now' says Harry Tanfield as he signs with Katusha-Alpecin for 2019". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  10. ^ Jones, Phil (9 April 2018). "Harry Tanfield set for Gold Coast time trial test". gazettelive.co.uk. Retrieved 10 April 2018.

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