'I am quite nervous actually': Harry Tanfield eyeing desert races and Classics in debut WorldTour season

Tanfield says the racing programme will be huge relative to what he does now in the UK

Harry Tanfield at Otley GP. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Harry Tanfield is "quite nervous" about making the leap from the Under 23 ranks to the WorldTour, but relishes the opportunities to lead out Marcel Kittel and ride the classics with Katusha-Alpecin.

The 23-year-old Englishman, second in the time trial nationals behind Geraint Thomas (Sky), will debut in the professional ranks in 2019 with Team Katusha-Alpecin. He is eyeing the early season races in the Middle East with an opportunity to ride the classics.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.