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Name: Ben Swift

Age: 20

From: Sheffield

Disciplines: Men?s Road Race

Career synopsis: The aptly named Swift is one of Britain?s greatest young talents at the moment. Shooting to prominence winning the King of the Mountains competition in last year?s Tour of Britain, Swift has gone on to take several top-ten placings in Italy. He is a prime example of the success enjoyed by the GB Academy squad, itself based in Italy.

Titles held: 2007 European U23 Champion Team Pursuit

Two things you didn?t know about Ben made his professional debut on the road as a stagiaire for the Barloworld squad in 2007 and almost then signed for Slipstream. Swift is rumoured to have already been courted by several big professional teams for 2009