'This will be my fifth WorldTour race - it’s crazy how things unfold’: Connor Swift reacts to riding his first Tour de France 

Just over a year ago Swift was racing for Madison Genesis in the UK, now he’s supporting a yellow jersey contender 

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“I sat down with the sports director and we went through the race programme I’d be doing. Then he mentioned the Tour and just kind of slipped it into normal conversation,” said Connor Swift, who has just been selected to race his first Tour de France. 

“It was like ‘then you ride the Tour’ and I was like ‘oh bloody hell'.” 

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