AG2R Los angeles Mondiale have introduced the signing of Harry Tanfield. The Brit joins the French crew from Katusha-Alpecin, which has been taken over via Israel Biking Academy.
Tanfield became professional with the Swiss-based crew initially of 2019 after impressing within the British Continental ranks with Canyon-Eisberg with a level win on the Excursion de Yorkshire. The 24-year-old has persevered a difficult debut season after struggling with a knee tendon damage for a number of months.
“We now have had our eye on Harry for 2 years now, and this yr we after all have the option to recruit him,” stated AG2R Los angeles Mondiale crew supervisor Vincent Lavenu.
“We’re glad to signal this type of gifted rider, who will carry us within the box of time trialing. In fact, we will be able to depend on him within the highway races as neatly. And he’s going to additionally play a very powerful function within the crew focussed at the classics.”
With Katusha-Alpecin in limbo for a lot of the summer time, Tanfield have been not sure about him long run for a number of months. Ultimately month’s Excursion of Guangxi, he admitted that that he did not know what was once happening with the crew or his contract, whilst including that he have been in touch with different groups.
One shiny spot of his 2019 marketing campaign was once a bronze medal on the Highway International Championships in his house county of Yorkshire. Tanfield was once a part of the Nice Britain crew that completed 3rd within the new combined relay crew time trial match.
“I am without a doubt more than pleased about this chance,” stated Tanfield in a crew press unlock. “I will be able to meet new teammates, get conversant in a brand new construction, new apparatus; it is in point of fact motivating!
“I wish to proceed to development in my time trialing. I’m nonetheless younger and I nonetheless have many stuff to be told. I do know that evolving throughout the crew of consultants for the Flanders classics can be very rewarding. I will not watch for the season to start out.”
Tanfield was once unveiled via the crew in Vaujany within the French Alps, the place AG2R are lately maintaining their end-of-season coaching camp.