Swift settles into Sky's lead out role

Ben Swift, Cancer Council Classic 2011

Team Sky's Ben Swift is settling into his role in the lead-out train at the Tour Down Under. The first stage to Angaston, Australia, today was complicated and proved Swift will have some challenges ahead.

"It was crazy," said Swift in the heat of the finish line, just 80 kilometres north of Adelaide.

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