Ben Swift and Team Sky will keep trying for a stage win in Giro

Swift's chances get a boost when Marcel Kittel announces he will not start stage four

Ben Swift, Mallorca Challenge 2014

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Team Sky is hoping it's 'perfect work' will result in a Giro d'Italia win for Ben Swift. Coach Rod Ellingworth explained this morning that the black train is on track but that it will need some luck to beat Marcel Kittel.

That luck came just a few hours later when the German announced via his Twitter feed that he would not start the fourth stage due to a fever.

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