Bennati pips Swift to Vuelta stage

Sprint finish, Vuelta a Espana 2012, stage 18

The age and and experience of Daniele Bennati (Radioshack-Nissan) was too much for Ben Swift (Sky) on stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana. But only just. 

The 32 year-old Italian came around the Yorkshireman with metres left to race and timed his bike throw to perfection to claim the honours as Swift tired.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Founded in 1891, Cycling Weekly and its team of expert journalists brings cyclists in-depth reviews, extensive coverage of both professional and domestic racing, as well as fitness advice and 'brew a cuppa and put your feet up' features. Cycling Weekly serves its audience across a range of platforms, from good old-fashioned print to online journalism, and video.