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Manxman Peter Kennaugh in Team Sky line-up at Giro

Manxman Peter Kennaugh has been named in Team Sky's line-up for the 2014 Giro d'Italia, which begins in Belfast on May 9.

The 24-year-old, from Douglas, was a key member of the Team Sky squad which helped Chris Froome to Tour de France glory in 2013.

Manxman Peter Kennaugh Credit: PA

The nine-strong team for the first Grand Tour of the season will also feature Italian riders Dario Cataldo and Salvatore Puccio, Ben Swift, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Bernhard Eisel, Sebastian Henao and Kanstantsin Siutsou.

On confirming the team line-up Team Principal, Sir Dave Brailsford, said: “We’ve brought together an exciting squad and we can’t wait, not only for the start in Northern Ireland, but to perform in front of our Italian fans.”

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