Swift fifth in Criterium International opener

Ben Swift Criterium International stage 1 2009

Britain's Ben Swift (Katusha) came fifth in today's opening stage of the 2009 Criterium International in France.

Swift came in at the same time as stage winner Jimmy Casper (Besson Chaussures) in the bunch finish at the end of 190km of racing. Swift now tops the table for best young rider.

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