Swift recovering from operation ahead of 2013 season

Ben Swift, Tour of Poland 2012

Ben Swift will be restricted to the home trainer for the first three weeks of his pre-season as he continues to recover from intricate shoulder surgery.

The 25-year-old has been sporting a sling following the operation that corrected an injury sustained more than a year ago.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.