Ben Swift in hunt for Giro d'Italia stage wins

British sprinter Ben Swift hoping to continue good form that saw him win a stage of Tour of the Basque Country

Ben Swift wins stage fiveof the 2014 Tour of the Basque Country

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Ben Swift has a "good opportunity" to win a stage in the Giro d'Italia this month. With Sky focusing its big guns at the Tour de France, Swift received a ticket to race the Giro and a chance to win his first grand tour stage.

"I feel ready to do the Giro d'Italia," Swift said. "I've known that I was on the start list for the last two weeks. I've come off of good streak and it's a good chance to use this form for a win."

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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.