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Olympic Dreams - Ben Swift

Age 19, Cycling
Born Rotherham, rides for 100% ME, Barloworld and GB

British cycling is loaded with talent and Swift is the latest star to rise through the ranks of the Olympic Academy Programme.

He was crowned King of the Mountains after winning the final stage of Italy's Giro delle Regioni, and also tasted track success as part of the GB U-23 European Championships team pursuit squad.

It was no surprise the world of professional racing came knocking. Swift made his pro debut for Barloworld in August.

see also
Chris Hoy's track cycling guide
28 Feb 06 |  Cycling
Track cycling - sprint events
28 Feb 06 |  Other Sport
Track cycling - endurance events
28 Feb 06 |  Cycling
Road bike guide
06 Mar 06 |  Cycling
Get into cycling in the UK
23 Mar 10 |  Get Involved

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