Cavendish Bellis stamps

The Isle of Man Post Office have made a fitting tribute to Manxmen Mark Cavendish - who stamped all over the opposition to win four stages of the Tour de France - and Jonny Bellis, in their quest for Olympic glory.

The IOM PO will be issuing a special sheet of stamps bearing the riders? images, releasing them on August 9, the day of the Beijing Olympic Road race.

An IOM PO spokesperson said: ?Both Mark and Jonny have had tremendous success to date: Mark achieved terrific success in the recent Tour de France with four stage wins, unprecedented for a British rider; while Jonny achieved double success at the European under-23 Track Championships and also took a bronze medal in the World under-23 Road Racing Championships.

The Isle of Man is extremely proud of both riders and wishes them every success in Beijing.?

The Beijing Olympic Team GB sheet collection is available now for delivery after August 9.

To order please phone: +44 (0)1624 698430, fax +44 (0)1624 698434

or visit www.iomstamps.com

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