Ben Swift will remain at what he calls home after signing a new two-year contract with Team Sky – and he’s adamant he can get even better next year.
Swift, who will ride as part of a nine-strong British outfit for the World Championship road race next week, has put pen to paper on a deal until the end of 2016.
The 26-year-old has been with Team Sky since its inception and this year he finished third at the 2014 Milan-San Remo to showcase his ability as a one-day rider.
Swift secured Team Sky’s first-ever stage race win at the 2010 Tour de Picardie and, ahead of the World Championships in Spain, he feels he can continue to deliver.
“I’ve been with Team Sky since the start and five years on it really does feel like home. To keep that relationship going was really important so I’m delighted to be staying for another two years,” he said.
“I already have one eye on next season and with this team I know I can deliver some good results. I really do feel part of the foundations of this team, having grown up with so many of the riders and staff.
“I’ve known many of them since the start of my career and have been guided by the likes of Sir Dave Brailsford and Rod Ellingworth for years, which has made me the rider I am today. With the team’s support I’ve been able to grow and develop as a rider and by staying here I know that will continue.
“Next year I’m really looking forward to getting a solid winter behind me with no injuries, which unfortunately is something I lacked this year. I’m really focussed on getting a good block of training in place which will give me the platform to get good results in 2015.”
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