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Harry Tanfield

Road and track cyclist

Professional cyclist Harry Tanfield has clocked up major wins in both road and track cycling, with podiums on both national and international stages. 2019 saw him join the UCI World Tour to compete at the highest level internationally, and also race with Team GB as part of the first ever mixed relay time trial at the Road World Championships, where the team came away with a bronze medal.

“I find the information about my blood values at different points in the season very valuable; it helps me guide my training and monitor the training load. Equally my nutritionist, coach and gym coach use this information to better enable them to direct my training. It’s a complete team effort and Forth Edge makes this possible. Plus the test is super quick and easy.”

Harry’s racing career kicked off in 2015 and he has climbed progressively through the ranks of professional cycling since then. In 2019 he signed with a team to race at UCI World Tour level, the pinnacle of competitive road cycling.

Competing in both road and track cycling, he has an impressive list of palmares, including the 2018 British National Individual Pursuit champion, the first English winner of a stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in 2019 and 3rd place in the UCI Road World Championships alongside his team-mates in the first ever mixed relay time trial.

As a professional cyclist, he has the support of team resources as well as coach, gym coach and nutritionist, and Forth Edge complements this in-depth approach to training. The information Forth Edge provides allows Harry and his trainers to get a greater insight into how his body is reacting to the stresses placed upon it, so together they can help him optimise his performance.

For 2021 Harry will be riding with Team Qhubeka Assos. They are the only African registered World Tour team in the world and ride to spread the message of the Qhubeka charity globally. Qhubeka helps people in African gain access to bicycles to help them travel more easily to school, clinics and jobs.

Harry's Favourites

Q. What is your Pre-competition meal

A. This does depend on the nature of the event. If it’s just a standard 180km race day then I have a good breakfast just before 9 and that sees me through for the race late morning. I’ll usually hav a big bowl of porridge with some fresh fruit, and an omelette on the side, plus tea and coffee if I can.

Q. What Superhero would you be

A. Maybe Batman. Mainly because of his car.

Q. What is your go-to treat

A. Hmmmmm.. Well, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like YumYums! Although one bite is usually enough, they are pretty rich.

Q. Favourite music for motivation

A. I don’t particularly have a set playlist, but if I’m on the home trainer in the evening then Radio 1 dance anthems usually is spot on.

Career Highlights

2019 Team GB Time Trial Mixed Relay, UCI Road World Championships

22nd September 2019

2018 Individual Pursuit, British National Track Championships
2018 Individual Time Trial, Commonwealth Games
2018 Stage 1, Tour de Yorkshire

3rd May 2018

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