Ben Swift 'not under any illusions' about chances of Milan-San Remo victory

UAE Team Emirates sprinter knows a tough task awaits him if he is going to go one better than his second place in 2016

Ben Swift, UAE Team Emirates (Yuzuru Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Ben Swift switched teams from Team Sky to UAE Team Emirates this winter for a chance to lead in his favourite races, including tomorrow's Milan-San Remo. However, he says that he and the team "are not under any illusions" for the victory.

Swift finished third in 2014 and second last year behind Frenchman Arnaud Démare (FDJ). The team, formally Italy's Lampre team, hired him specifically for races like Milan-San Remo and the Tour de France.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.