Tour of Britain winner Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has signed with the British Team Sky professional team for the 2013 and 2014 seasons after a breakthrough year in the colours of Endura Races.
When you look at the season Team Sky have had, to be even considered by them was a massive honour for me, so I'm over the moon to be riding for them in 2013.
The 27-year-old climber's two-year deal with the team of Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins comes on the back of a memorable 2012 which also saw him earn a place in the Great Britain squad for the World Road Race Championships.
He had already won two stages en route to overall victory in the Tour de Mediterranean, which was followed by success at the Tour du Haut Var.
In July, he won two stages on the way to first place in the general classification at the Tour Alsace and rounded off his summer with the Tour of Britain victory last month.
"It's an incredible opportunity for me to step up from the UCI Continental ranks, and although I've really enjoyed my time at Endura, I couldn't pass up the chance to join the world's best team," Tiernan-Locke said.
"When you look at the season Team Sky have had, to be even considered by them was a massive honour for me, so I'm over the moon to be riding for them in 2013."