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Christian signs for pro cycling team

Manx cyclist Mark Christian is following in the footsteps of Jonny Bellis, Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh by signing for a professional UCI team.

He is one of four new faces at An-Post Sean Kelly, a middle-ranking Belgium-based outfit which is managed by the Irish cycling legend of the same name.

The 20-year-old Commonwealth Games bronze medalist will line-up for them throughout Europe come the new season.

An-Post Sean Kelly has proved to be something of a stepping stone for a number of cyclists, who've gone on to race for top teams like the now defunct HTC-Highroad and Omega Pharma-Quick Step.

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