SWIFT WINS GIRO DELLE REGIONI FINAL STAGE

Ben Swift GB kit

Ben Swift and the Great Britain under 23 men?s academy team ended the Giro delle Regioni stage race on as high on Tuesday with an impressive stage victory on the final day.

Swift was caught close to the finish on both stage one and stage four but bounced back to beat the best under 23 riders in the world on stage six around Artena, south of Rome. He timed his sprint perfectly to beat Simone Ponzi (Italia B) and Vitaly Buts (Ukraine) after a late attack was swept up 700 metres from the end of the 130km stage and after an excellent lead out from team mate Ian Stannard.

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