'I'm already thinking about just making the next time cut': Harry Tanfield's surprising day on top in Valenciana

The British rider says he's still got plenty of work to do to get to a competitive level in top level races

Harry Tanfield on stage two of the 2019 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Harry Tanfield (Katusha-Alpecin) did not expect to finish so well in the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana and line up on the front row on stage two, wearing the white jersey of best young rider and chatting next to Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas.

The Brit time trialled to 12th on the opening day in Spain, 20 seconds behind winner Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) and right ahead of Team Sky's Thomas.

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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.