Dan McLay joins Bretagne-Séché for 2015

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

(Image credit: Andy Jones 2014)

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.

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Stage win in Paris-Arras Tour for British Lotto-Belisol under-23 rider Dan McLay

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.