British champion Ben Swift to race Tour of Britain

27 Aug 2019

British champion Ben Swift to race Tour of Britain

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Ben Swift will line up for Team INEOS at next month’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain, racing in national bands on home roads for the first time.

The newly crowned British national champion - who claimed his first professional road victory at the 2009 Tour of Britain - is set to return to the race for the tenth time.  

The 31 year old recorded five top-10 finishes during the 2014 edition and placed eighth overall two years later. 
 
Our full six-man roster for this year’s Tour of Britain will be announced next week.
Ben Swift

Ben Swift

It’s going to be a special week and we’ll hope to do something special on the road too.
Swift said: “I love the Tour of Britain and can’t wait to race on home roads in the national bands. That’s something I’ve dreamt of doing since I started my career.
 
“It’s going to be a special week and we’ll hope to do something special on the road too. I know we’re taking a strong team to the start in Glasgow and we look forward to seeing great support out on the roads.”
 
Tour of Britain race director Mick Bennett said: “We’re honoured that the reigning British road race champion will be competing in this year’s race. I’ve enjoyed watching Ben’s career since he made his Tour of Britain debut in 2006 and have a feeling he’ll be in the mix for success this September.”
 
The Tour of Britain begins from George Square in Glasgow on Saturday 7 September and concludes for the first time in Greater Manchester on Saturday 14 September.
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