Club Tens

12 August 2022

  • Nathan Haas signs for Cofidis

    Nathan Haas will leave a Katusha-Alpecin team mired in uncertainty and ride for Cofidis next year, signing a two-year contract with the WorldTour-hopeful French team.

    Haas joined Katusha in 2018 after spending two seasons with Dimension Data and three with what’s now EF Education First, but has struggled for results. His only victory came on stage 2 of the 2018 Tour of Oman, and he has been unable to build on his fourth place finish at the 2017 Amstel Gold Race.

    The team are yet to assure the funds to continue in 2020 but Haas was already looking to move on, and liked the sound of the project developing at Cofidis under Cedric Vasseur, who took over as manager in 2018.


    The French team, created in 1997, are aiming to return to the top tier of the sport and have already stated their intent in the transfer market with the acquisitions of Elia Viviani and Guillaume Martin.

    "I’ve always liked being in teams that have a strong drive to progress, to get better and take a next step. That’s exactly the spirit with Cofidis and Cedric Vasseur and that’s what attracted me," Haas said.

    "What I like about this team is the opportunity to take chances in each race, to give everything so as not to have any regrets. At the Tour de France, they were pretty much in every breakaway. Naturally, I really want to ride Amstel Gold Race and the Ardennes Classics, but I also and above all want to put myself at the service of the team, notably Elia, to help them achieve new successes."

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New member, Darren Pearson, is organising a "Ride for Kyran" on Sunday 16th May. Kyran Richmond lives in Chilton and suffers from Juvenile Batten Disease which is a rare genetic metabolic neurodegenerative disease for which there is no cure.

This is a fund raising event to be completed by Darren and his friends. The ride leaves Ferryhill at 8.30 am and is going to Masham. The make up of the group will be very mixed and ridden at a very steady pace followed by a support vehicle.

To show support, our club run on this Sunday will also go to Masham where we will meet up with Darren's group. The club run will leave the Gretna at 9.00 am and go down to West Tanfield and then across to Grewelthorpe before reaching Masham. Hopefully we will have a good turn out and fill our quota of 15 allowed under current Covid regulations. 

If any members would like to join Darren's group for a steady ride he has about four places available. Would you please message Steve on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to ride with Darren or if you intend to join the club ride.

Any donations on the day would be welcome and if any members who are unable to join us on the ride would like to make a contribution then please ask for Darren's contact details.

Further details of the disease can be found at