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Video: Swift targets stage wins in 2014

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Cycling News
Published:
February 20, 2014, 10:00 GMT,
Updated:
February 20, 2014, 9:00 GMT
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Thursday, February 20, 2014
Ben Swift (Sky) was second on the day

Ben Swift (Sky) was second on the day

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Sky rider picks out Tour de Suisse

After a disappointing season that was unctuated with crashes and injuries, Ben Swift (Team Sky) is hoping to have a more consistent and successful season in 2014.

Having kicked off his season at the Mallorca Challenge last week, Swift will shift emphasis and focus this spring, forgoing the one day Classics programme at Sky and instead dial his efforts towards a number of week-long stage races.

The 26-year-old, who admits he has little chance in the bunch gallops against the likes of Mark Cavendish, Andre Greipel and Marcel Kittel, has had success in week-long races before.

His most succssesfil season came in 2011 when he won two stages in the Tour Down Under, followed by a stage apiece in Castilla y Leon, the Tour of Romandie and the Tour of California.

In this exclusive interview with Cyclingnews, Swift talks about his goals for 2014, picking out a stage win in the Tour de Suisse as another major objective, before concluding that he will return to the track in the future.

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