Ben Swift<br>- Cyclist -

Ben Swift is a professional cyclist, who currently races for Team Sky. One of Britain's top sprinting talents, 'Swifty' has enjoyed the winning feeling ever since he took his first stage victory at the 2009 Tour of Britain. Since then, he has ridden in both the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France, and has had stage victories in World tour races across Europe, and in Australia and California. Ben also excels on the track and added the world scratch race title to his glowing palmares in 2012.

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OLYMPIC HEROES TO DESCEND ON LINCOLNSHIRE FOR NATIONAL ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Posted: 10 June 2015

Peter Kennaugh (main) wins the men's National Road Race and (below) accepts his winner's medal. Below centre: The British women's cycling team of Ciara Horne, Katie Archibald, Joanne Rowsell, Laura Trott and Elinor Barker. Below left: Dame Sarah Storey during her visit to Lincolnshire to test out the courses

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BRADLEY WIGGINS, BEN SWIFT AND MARCEL KITTEL ON THE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE STARLIST

Posted: 27 April 2015

Nine Yorkshiremen feature on the provisionals start list for the Tour de Yorkshire, with Bradley Wiggins set to race for his new team

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BRADLEY WIGGINS, BEN SWIFT AND MARCEL KITTEL ON THE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE STARTLIST

Posted: 21 April 2015

Nine Yorkshiremen feature on the provisionals start list for the Tour de Yorkshire, with Bradley Wiggins set to race for his new team

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BEN SWIFT MOVES INTO OVERALL LEAD IN SETTIMANA COPPI E BARTALI

Posted: 13 April 2015

Ben Swift takes solo win on stage two to assume overall race lead in Settimana Coppi e Bartali in Italy

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SWIFT DREAMING OF MILANO-SANREMO GLORY

Posted: 24 March 2015

All winter, Ben Swift (Sky) has been dreaming of Sunday’s big battle along the “capi” of the Italian Riviera.

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GERAINT THOMAS, BEN SWIFT AND ANDY FENN IN TOUR OF THE ALGARVE

Posted: 04 March 2015

Team Sky fields British trio Geraint Thomas, Ben Swift and Andy Fenn in the 2015 Volta ao Algarve, starting today (Wednesday February 18) in Portugal.

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BEN SWIFT: TOUR DE YORKSHIRE RIDE WILL MAKE UP FOR TOUR DE FRANCE DISAPPOINTMENT

Posted: 05 February 2015

Yorkshireman Ben Swift missed out when the Tour de France came to his home county last year, but hopes May's Tour de Yorkshire will make up for that

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BEN SWIFT EYES RIO OLYMPIC OMNIUM SPOT

Posted: 05 February 2015

Britain’s Ben Swift has outlined his Olympic omnium ambitions for Rio 2016, confirming that the road race is likely too hilly for his characteristics.

 

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TEAM SKY RIDER BEN SWIFT CLAIMS THIRD SPOT ON MALLORCA CHALLENGE FINAL DAY

Posted: 05 February 2015

Team Sky rider Ben Swift sprinted to a third-placed finish on the final day of the Mallorca Challenge.

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BEN SWIFT TO TARGET MILAN-SAN REMO IN MARCH AFTER BREAKTHROUGH RESULT IN 2014 EDITION

Posted: 10 November 2014

Britain’s Ben Swift will make March’s Milan-San Remo one-day Classic a key target for 2015 after sprinting to a breakthrough third place in this year’s edition.

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TEAM SKY KICK OFF REVOLUTION

Posted: 28 October 2014

Ben Swift claimed victory in the scratch race whilst Ian Stannard made his racing return at the Revolution Series on Saturday.


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BEST OF BRITISH FOR BEN IN WORLD ROAD RACE

Posted: 02 October 2014

Ben Swift was the best-placed British rider in last week’s World Road Race Championship in northern Spain.

The Anston cycle star was well positioned for much of the showpiece event, but the fast pace and attacks over the final ascent of the Mirador swung the balance away from the remaining sprinters.

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CHRIS FROOME WILL ‘SET THINGS UP’ FOR BEN SWIFT IN WORLD CHAMPS ROAD RACE

Posted: 30 September 2014

Chris Froome is ready to give his all to help Great Britain’s team win the World Championship road race on Sunday in Ponferrada, Spain.

“One-day races aren’t my forte but I definitely want to play a role to set things up for [Ben] Swift,” Froome said. “I’m here to do my job and set him up for the win.”

Froome arrived this afternoon in Spain’s northwest and joined his eight team-mates at Great Britain’s hotel in Leon. One year ago, he had to abandon the Florence Worlds under heavy rain.

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BEN SWIFT HEADS GB’S CHALLENGE AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ROAD RACE

Posted: 30 September 2014

If an obvious leader, a workable plan and riders in form are the prerequisites for a team at the world championships, then Great Britain’s men’s elite squad have the foundations in place for Sunday’s 255km race. With Ben Swift’s eyes on this event for several months, and half of the team coming out of the Vuelta a España, the odds are against a repeat of last year’s debacle in Florence when none of the team managed to finish.

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ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: BEN SWIFT LEADS BRITISH BID

Posted: 30 September 2014

Ben Swift will lead the Great Britain challenge ahead of Chris Froome at the Road World Championships on Sunday.

The 26-year-old, who finished third in the Milan-San Remo Classic in March, is considered his country's best victory hope in the men's road race in Spain.

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SWIFT AND ARMITSTEAD FINISH WITH PODIUM SPOTS

Posted: 01 July 2014

Ben Swift and Lizzie Armitstead underlined the strength of Yorkshire cycling on the eve of the Tour de France’s visit this week, with podium finishes at the British road race championships in Wales yesterday.

Ultimately, though, both were denied victory as Swift lost out to Team Sky team-mate Pete Kennaugh in a sprint and Armitstead’s was unable to maintain a break and finished third.

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BEN SWIFT: FIVE MORE STAGE WIN CHANCES AT GIRO D’ITALIA

Posted: 20 May 2014

Ben Swift has five more chances to win his first grand tour stage in the Giro d’Italia. Today, he will help lead team Sky as the race sprints to Salsomaggiore Terme near Parma.

 “I nearly won and finished second to Marcel Kittel, that was good but frustrating at the same time,” Swift told Cycling Weekly. “I aimed to try in some of the flat sprints to start off and go for the lumpier stages later, so there are plenty of chances left.”

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GIRO D'ITALIA: MIXED EMOTIONS FOR BEN SWIFT AFTER DEFEAT TO MARCEL KITTEL ON STAGE THREE

Posted: 12 May 2014

Britain’s Ben Swift admitted his agonising defeat to Marcel Kittel on stage three of the Giro d’Italia was both bitterly disappointing and encouraging.

The 26-year-old Team Sky rider had looked set to claim his first stage victory in a Grand Tour when he led with 50m to go, but his German rival surged back with a late burst of pace to win by the length of a wheel.

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BOASSON HAGEN OVERCOMES CRASH TO GIVE SWIFT STRONG LEADOUT IN GIRO D'ITALIA

Posted: 12 May 2014

Sky’s Edvald Boasson Hagen delivered an impressive performance in stage three of the Giro d’Italia, delivering a near faultless leadout for Ben Swift before finishing sixth himself in Dublin.

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BEN SWIFT HAPPY WITH SKY’S GIRO D’ITALIA START

Posted: 12 May 2014

Ben Swift managed a cheeky smile after the opening team time trial stage of the Giro d’Italia today in which Sky placed fifth.

The British outfit finished the 21.7km test 35 seconds adrift of winner Orica-GreenEdge that put Canadian Svein Tuft in the pink jersey.

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GIRO D'ITALIA: BEN SWIFT TARGETS STAGE WIN AFTER LATE CALL-UP TO TEAM SKY SQUAD

Posted: 12 May 2014

Ben Swift is hoping to capitalise on his late but welcome call-up to Team Sky’s Giro d’Italia squad by securing a first Grand Tour stage win.

The 26-year-old sprinter had not previously been scheduled to ride the three-week race but was added to the nine-man line-up following a fruitful spring campaign in which he took a surprise third place at the Milan-San Remo one-day Classic in March. 

 

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HOW TO TRAIN LIKE A PRO CYCLIST

Posted: 09 May 2014

Team Sky rider Ben Swift, who will compete in the Giro d’Italia later this month, explains how to plan and prepare for a challenging bike race

 

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TOUR DE FRANCE: TOUR BELIEF GROWS FOR HIGH-FLYING SWIFT

Posted: 17 April 2014

In-form Ben Swift rates his chances of making Team Sky’s Tour de France roster for this summer’s race as 50-50.

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TEAM SKY’S BEN SWIFT SWOOPS FOR Q&A AHEAD OF TOUR DE FRANCE IN YORKSHIRE

Posted: 17 April 2014

One of Yorkshire’s top Tour de France hopefuls has been grilled on his cycling ambitions by Leeds youngsters.

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BEN SWIFT LEADS SETTIMANA COPPI E BARTALI AFTER TRIUMPHING ON BOTH OF FIRST TWO STAGES

Posted: 31 March 2014

Britain’s Ben Swift leads the Settimana Coppi e Bartali in Italy after sprinting to victory on stage 1a and then forming part of Team Sky's winning quartet in the stage 1b team time trial

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MILAN-SAN REMO: TEAM SKY'S BEN SWIFT IS THIRD

Posted: 24 March 2014

Britain's Ben Swift was third for Team Sky as the first of the season's five Monument one-day races ended with a reduced bunch sprint.

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SWIFT TARGETS STAGE WINS IN 2014

Posted: 20 February 2014

After a disappointing season that was unctuated with crashes and injuries,Ben is hoping to have a more consistent and successful season in 2014.

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SHEFFIELD IS THE INCENTIVE AS SWIFT RETURNS

Posted: 06 January 2014

The last Yorkshireman to ride the Tour de France is targeting a return to winning ways to force his way into the big-race reckoning

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FINANCIAL TIMES TITLE SPONSOR OF LONDON CYCLE SPORTIVE, BEN SWIFT UNVEILS ROUTE

Posted: 04 June 2013

As part of this year’s Financial Times 125 anniversary celebrations, the FT is inviting readers and corporate teams to take part in the Financial Times London Cycle Sportive on 30 June.

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BEN IS READY TO GET ON THE ROAD

Posted: 17 May 2013

Ben swift will return to action this week and admits it\'ll preserve the sanity of his loved ones, as much as his own.

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GIRO D'ITALIA PODCAST LAUNCHED

Posted: 02 May 2013

The Giro d’Italia is almost upon us and to mark the occasion we have launched the first of three Team Sky podcasts which will give fans unrivalled access to the team.Read Article