Ben Swift recovering after suffering spleen rupture in training crash

Swift hopes to be recovered in time to compete at Milan-San Remo in March

Ben Swift at the 2019 Tour de la Provence (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Ben Swift is recovering in the hospital in Tenerife, Spain, following a heavy crash on Wednesday and a ruptured spleen.

He was training on the island with Sky team-mate and Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas.

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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.