Fledgling British rider and Tour de l'Avenir stage winner signs for ProConti French squad.

Highly-rated British rider Dan McLay will join second division French team Bretagne-Séché for 2015, it was announced today.

McLay, who finished seventh in yesterday’s Paris-Tours Espoirs and took a stage win in August’s Tour de l’Avenir, has previously raced for the Lotto-Belisol under-23 development squad.

The 22-year-old was born in New Zealand and has been supported by the Dave Rayner Fund since 2011. He has signed a two-year deal with the team.

Bretagne rode their first Tour de France this year, and among those joining McLay for next year will be multiple Tour de France stage winner Pierrick Fédrigo and current Raleigh rider Matthieu Boulo.

McLay dominant in Belgium

Thursday's British News round-up: Young Brit wins abroad again, youngsters have tough time in Tuscany, Bob Wilson rides for charity