Ben Swift

Four riders from British Cycling?s Olympic Academy crashed while racing in Germany today, with Ben Swift coming off worse and having to pull out of the Thüringhen Rundfarht stage race.

Swift was sat comfortably in the peloton in the closing kilometres as his team mates chased down a break to set up a bunch sprint when a rider in front of him crashed. ?An Aussie guy went down and just took out Ben?s front wheel,? coach Rod Ellingworth said. ?It spun his wheel out and he went straight over his bars and landed on his shoulder.?

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.