The 23-year old from Great Ayton in Yorkshire, followed up his younger brother’s medal winning from earlier in the week with a silver in the individual time trial today.

Tanfield clocked a brilliant fast time of 48min 43.30 seconds on the course at the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast only being beaten by Australia’s Cameron Meyer (48:13.04) with New Zealand’s Hamish Bond in the bronze medal place (48:45.45).

The 38km track around Currumbin Beach was not without some serious climbs but Tanfield paced himself perfectly and had gas left in the tank to push the last few kilometres as hard as he could.

I knew the big climb was going to be tough so I had geared the bike accordingly and I backed off bit leading into that part of the course. For the rest I just paced myself the best I could and once on the last few km’s I had something left so I gave it everything I had left all the way to the line. I am very happy with the result, congrats to Cam Meyer for the win, and huge thanks to my team (Canyon Eisberg) and all at home the fantastic support.”

Charlie Tanfield also had a great ride to finish 8th overall after setting the early pace with England’s 3rd rider, Ian Bibby in 9th.

Harry’s next event is the road race on Saturday.

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