Swift given two-year Team Sky deal

New deal for Ben Swift
New deal for Ben Swift
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Ben Swift has been rewarded for his fine form this season with a two-year deal at Team Sky.

The 26-year-old Rotherham sprinter finished third at the Milan-San Remo and earned two top-five finishes at the Giro d’Italia, among a whole host of strong performances in 2014.

All this came after he cut short his 2013 campaign to undergo shoulder surgery, which kept him off the bike for nearly six months.

“I have been with Team Sky since the start and, five years on, it really does feel like home to me,” said Swift. “To keep that relationship going was really important. I really do feel part of the foundations of this team.

“I’m really focused on getting a good block of training in place over the winter, which will give me the platform to get good results in 2015.”