Tanfield gets first taste of Grand Tour breakaway at Vuelta a España

EJEADELOSCABALLEROS SPAIN OCTOBER 23 Harry Tanfield of The United Kingdom and Team AG2R La Mondiale Luis Angel Mate Mardones of Spain and Team Cofidis Solutions Credits Jesus Ezquerra Muela of Spain and Team Burgos BH Willie Smit of South Africa and Team Burgos BH Breakaway during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 4 a 1917km stage from Garray Numancia to Ejea de los Caballeros lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 23 2020 in Ejea de los Caballeros Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
Harry Tanfield (AG2R La Mondiale) in the four-man break on stage 4 of the Vuelta a España (Image credit: Getty Images)

British youngster Harry Tanfield is on a voyage of discovery at the Vuelta a España, the Spanish race his Grand Tour debut late into a topsy-turvy season, his first with AG2R La Mondiale.

The Yorkshireman moved to the French squad in November 2019 after the team he turned pro with, Katusha-Alpecin, folded. Having established himself as an attacking rider at British Continental level – in 2018, he became the first Conti rider to take a Tour de Yorkshire stage win – last season was hindered by a knee injury.

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


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