Ben Swift on podium again in Mallorca

Team Sky sprinter Ben Swift places third behind Gianni Meersman on final day of Mallorca Challenge

Ben Swift, Mallorca Challenge 2014
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

British sprinter Ben Swift rounded off his Mallorca Challenge appearance with a third place on the final day of racing, the Trofeo Alcudia.

The Team Sky man from Rotherham placed second on day two of the race series, seemingly putting the lingering shoulder injury that blighted his 2013 season behind him.

Gianni Meersman (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) took the race win ahead of Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) and Swift after a hilly day of racing over 162 kilometres.

Result

Trofeo Muro-Port d'Alcudia, 162km

1. Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep in 3-50-07

2. Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar

3. Ben Swift (GBr) Sky

4. Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida

5. Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana

6. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky

7. Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge

8. Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Katusha

9. Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Europcar

10. Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Sharp all same time

Gianni Meersman wins the 2014 Trofeo Muro - Port d’Alcudia from Ben Swift

Gianni Meersman wins the 2014 Trofeo Muro - Port d’Alcudia from Ben Swift
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Francisco Ventoso, Gianni Meersman and Ben Swift on the podium after the 2014 Trofeo Muro - Port d’Alcudia

Francisco Ventoso, Gianni Meersman and Ben Swift on the podium after the 2014 Trofeo Muro - Port d’Alcudia
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

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