Saint Piran Pro-Cycling has notably strengthened its squad for the 2024 season by securing the signature of British stalwart Harry Tanfield. At 28, Tanfield brings a wealth of experience from his stints at the World Tour level with Team Katusha–Alpecin, AG2R La Mondiale, and Team Qhubeka Assos. Transitioning from Dutch Continental Team TDT-Unibet, where he competed in 2023 and had an impressive Tour of Britain whilst going on the attack, Tanfield is set to don the distinctive black and white of Saint Piran.
The Cornish team, embarking on a suite of ambitious developments for 2024, anticipates Tanfield’s arrival as a significant milestone in their progression. Richard Pascoe, the owner of the team, expressed high hopes for Harry’s involvement, particularly praising his skills and intelligence on the bike. Pascoe envisages a pivotal role for Tanfield, not just as a competitor but also in a management capacity, especially with other team leaders like Alex Richardson.
The Yorkshire-born rider will be uniting with his brother Charlie, World Champion Will Tidball, and former World Tour rider Alex Richardson. Tanfield’s own words echoed excitement for the project and his return to the UK’s competitive scene, highlighting his keenness to contribute to the domestic racing landscape and the development of emerging talent within the team.
The professional outfit, which enjoys popularity both domestically and abroad, aims to cultivate a self-funding and financially resilient model that leaves an imprint not only in racing but also in societal contributions. Through its victories and podiums in various cycling disciplines, alongside initiatives such as free community rides and the South West women’s road race league, Saint Piran is living up to its mission.
Tanfield is set to rendezvous with his new teammates in November to commence pre-season preparations. His inaugural race in the Saint Piran jersey will be determined at the onset of 2024, marking a new chapter for both the rider and the team.