Laxey cyclist Mark Cavendish has recorded his fourth road win of the season.
His latest triumph came on the opening stage of the Tour of Romandie in Switzerland.
A short 1.9 kilometre prologue proved to be just the right distance for the "Manx Express" who maintained an average speed of 56.4 kilometres-an-hour.
“It was the perfect distance for me, if it had been longer it would have been more Bradley’s (Wiggins) type of time trial. I went all out from the start, when it’s that short there wasn’t much point in doing anything else, with it being hardly two kilometers it’s just like a sprint. I was just hoping I could maintain that speed all the way through right to the end. The wind was very strong on the return part. Like a wall. That meant the last 500 metres were really tough though, I had gone in so deep that I thought I might crash. I’m very pleased with this result. I know I’ve got good form and it’s a good sign for the races I’ve got coming up like the Tour of Italy.”