Manx cycling star Jonny Bellis has signed a two year professional contract with the C.S.C. Saxo Bank team.
The 20 year old had a trial ride for the outfit at the recent Tour of Britain and finished in an impressive 12th place overall.
He also became the first British rider for 40 years to medal in a World Championship Road Race when he won bronze in last year's under-23 class.
The CSC team is recognised as one of the best in professional cycling - their rider Carlos Sastre won this year's Tour de France yellow jersey.
The Isle of Man can now boast two professional cyclists with Mark Cavendish riding for Team Columbia.