British national champion Connor Swift joins Dimension Data as a stagiaire

Esteban Chaves' brother Brayan will also move up to the WorldTour as stagiaire with Mitchelton-Scott

Connor Swift wins the 2018 British Road National Championship men's road race (Simon Wilkinson/

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British national road race champion Connor Swift will join Dimension Data as a stagiaire for the remainder of the 2018 season, the team has confirmed.

WorldTour teams are permitted to take on three trainees from August 1 to the end of the season, with the stagiaires only able to race Continental level races while they are also permitted to continue racing for amateur teams.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).