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Brand ready for Commonwealth Games debut

Cyclist delighted at Gold Coast inclusion

Cyclist Sam Brand will make his Commonwealth Games debut when he heads to Australia in April.

He's one of 11 cyclists named in the 32-strong squad competing in the Gold Coast this year.

The announcement of his inclusion in Team Isle of Man came as what he calls 'the icing on the cake' of a successful 2017.

He'll be representing the Island with the likes of Mark Cavendish and Lizzie Holden on the bike.

Brand has been riding for Team Novo Nordisk as a stagiaire and has praised them for continuing his development and allowing him the opportunity to travel with Manx squad.

He says he's keen to continue his good form into 2018 - but hasn't set himself any New Year's resolutions:

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