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Beijing Olympic Cyclists Special Collection 8 August 2008

The Isle of Man Post Office pays a Postal tribute to Manx-born Team GB Beijing Olympic hopefuls Mark Cavendish and Jonny Bellis

The Isle of Man Post Office will issue this special sheet of stamps on the 9th August 2008 the day of the Beijing Olympic Road Race, to wish Manx-born riders Mark Cavendish and Jonny Bellis all the best of luck in their quest for Olympic glory.
We are indebted to Team GB Press officer Philip Ingham for the supply of emotive images of Mark and Jonny riding in Team GB colours.

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. (A GB rider of his age has not achieved this level of success in the last 40 years).

The Isle of Man is extremely proud of both riders and wishes them every success in Beijing. The Isle of Man Post Office will participate in the Beijing Olympic Exhibition where pride of place will go to our Beijing Olympic Team GB Cyclist sheet.

The Beijing Olympic Collection is available now for delivery after 9th August – please quote our code ME43 – Price £4.50

Visit our website to view the Beijing Olympic Collection

For an illustrated pdf Press Release please click here

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