Junior World champ becomes pro

Johan Le Bon youngest pro at age 18

Johan Le Bon, 2008 junior World and European champion, has signed his first professional contract with French Continental team Bretagne-Schullerand. At 18 years of age, Le Bon will become the youngest pro rider in the peloton.

The promising Frenchman made the decision to start his career in his home region of Brittanny, despite interest from several ProTour teams.

His first pro contract will start on July 1, and runs through until 2011. Le Bon will make his first appearance as a pro at the Mediterranean Games on July 3 in Pescara, Italy.

The Frenchman recently won the UCI U23 Nations Cup event in Saguenay, Canada.

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