Ben Swift wins from break to become British national road race champion

His Ineos team-mate Ian Stannard came second

Ben Swift wins the British national road race championships (Zac Williams/

(Image credit: Zac Williams/

Ben Swift is the new British national road race champion, winning from a break and putting in his decisive attack late on.

Swift won from a small breakaway group at the front of the race that included his Ineos team-mate Ian Stannard, Alex Dowsett (Katusha-Alpecin) and John Archibald (Ribble Pro Cycling).

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