Ben Swift wins opening stage of Settimana Coppi e Bartali

Rotherham sprinter Ben Swift follows podium spot in Milan-San Remo with win in Italian stage race

Ben Swift wins stage one of the Coppi & Bartoli week

(Image credit: Watson)

Ben Swift (Team Sky) has continued his return to top form, winning the opening stage of the Settimana Coppi e Bartali race in Gatteo, Italy, on Thursday morning.

Swift took the victory ahead of Manuele Mori (Lampre-Merida) and Damiano Caruso (Cannondale). Sky's Peter Kennaugh placed eighth.

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