Ben Swift hits WorldTour top 10 after Milan-San Remo ride

British rider Ben Swift joins Sky team-mate Geraint Thomas in the top 10 of the UCI WorldTour ranking - Sky moves into lead in team ranking

Ben Swift places second in Milan-San Remo 2016

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Ben Swift (Sky) has moved up to eighth place in the latest UCI WorldTour ranking, published after the Yorkshireman placed second in Milan-San Remo on Saturday.

Swift was beaten to the line in Milan-San Remo by Frenchman Arnaud Démare (FDJ), who also moves significantly up the ranking to fifth place.

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