Dan McLay looking ahead to first year on a pro team

22-year-old British sprint talent Dan McLay steps up to the French Bretagne-Seche Environnement squad for 2015

(Image credit: Andy Jones 2014)

British rider Dan McLay has been signed by the French Bretagne-Séché Environnement team for 2015. However, he admitted that there was the occasional time in the past few months where he feared a professional contract would pass him by.

The sprinter signed a two-year deal with the French outfit yesterday , recognition of his four years of success racing for Lotto-Belisol U23 which included wins at the Tour de l’Avenir and Tour of Normandie this year.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.