He said: "I was just on my way home. I remember everything up until the actual crash.Bellis has now returned to Tuscany - a place which feels as much like home as anywhere else.
"I even remember falling down, but after that, nothing. "Maybe it's a good thing, I don't know."
Throughout his recovery, which was far speedier than anyone could have predicted, Bellis was spurred on by the thought of riding his bike out on the open road - something he is again doing now alongside fellow Manxman Mark Cavendish.
"To be riding again is just great - it's what I love and it's what I'm born to do," added Bellis, who applied the same dedication to his rehabilitation to that he employs on the bike. I left hospital on March 12, went on the indoor trainer for two weeks, spent two weeks riding on my own and then after that I started to go out with a group back home on the Isle of Man."Bellis grew up cycling on the Isle of Man alongside close friends Cavendish - now road racing's quickest finisher - Team Sky's Peter Kennaugh and British Cycling academy rider Tim Kennaugh.