From unfancied first selection to believing he can win a stage: Connor Swift's Tour de France dream continues

The 2018 British men's road race champion is becoming a regular feature in the race

Connor Swift
(Image credit: Getty)

It's been a whirlwind year for Connor Swift.

Last summer, as Europe exited its first Covid-19 lockdowns, the 2018 British champion was surprisingly selected to ride the Tour de France. 

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.