Britain’s Harry Tanfield has secured a 2nd season driving at WorldTour degree with Ag2r L. a. Mondiale.
The 24-year-old stepped as much as the highest tier in 2019 with Katusha-Alpecin, however will probably be transferring to the French squad as Katusha go through a big overhaul for 2020.
Tanfield, a former nationwide champion at the monitor and silver medallist within the 2018 Commonwealth Video games, will focal point at the Classics and TTs with Ag2r L. a. Mondiale.
Workforce supervisor Vincent Lavenu stated: “We’ve had our eye on Harry for 2 years now and this 12 months we in the end have the ability to recruit him.
“We’re glad to signal one of these gifted rider, who will carry us within the box of time trialling.
“After all, we can depend on him within the street races as smartly and he’ll play a very powerful function within the team targeted at the Classics.”
Tanfield, who have been a part of the Huub-Wattbike crew at the monitor, attracted numerous consideration throughout the 2018 Excursion de Yorkshire when he stormed to victory in Doncaster.
In 2019 he joined Katusha, the place he rode along fellow British time trial megastar Alex Dowsett.
But it surely was once a tribulation via hearth for Tanfield, who has regularly struggled to complete races this season as he battled a chronic knee harm.
He stated: “I’m no doubt more than pleased about this chance. I will be able to meet new team-mates, get conversant in a brand new construction, new apparatus. It’s in point of fact motivating.
“I wish to proceed to development in my time trialling. I’m nonetheless younger and I’ve many stuff to be informed. I do know that evolving throughout the teams of experts for the Flanders Classics will probably be very rewarding. I can’t look forward to the season to start.”
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Tanfield was once one in all various riders who confronted an unsure long term as Katusha-Alpecin bosses introduced the crew was once looking for sponsors.
The crew will now be taken over via Israel Biking Academy, which can step as much as WorldTour degree subsequent 12 months.