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Despite breaking his collarbone in February, Ben Swift was arguably the best under-23 rider in Italy this year, winning three races and consistently finishing in the top 10.

He was fourth in the road race at both the under-23 European and World Championships and also rode for Great Britain at the Beijing Olympics. He has developed massively thanks to the Academy set-up in Tuscany and can even cook a decent meal for his team-mates.

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