Swift left frustrated despite strong Sky performance at Milan-San Remo

Team Sky rider Ben Swift misses out on top ten in Milan-San Remo after team lights up the race

Luke Rowe leads in the 2015 Milan-San Remo

(Image credit: Watson)

Ben Swift (Team Sky) was left frustrated by a mistimed sprint as he finished 13th at the end of a thrilling edition of Milan-San Remo, won by John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin).

The Yorkshireman, who finished third last year, was amongst the bunch of 26 riders that made it to the Via Roma together after 293km of riding, however couldn’t navigate his way to the front as the German pipped last year’s winner Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) and Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge).

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.