Ben Swift: Nationals win will definitely help with Ineos negotiations

Picture by Will Palmer/ - 17/10/2021 - Cycling - Men's National Road Championships - Rapha Lincoln GP - Lincoln, England - INEOS Grenadiers's Ben Swift wins the Men's National Road Championships in Lincoln.
Ben Swift (Ineos Grenadiers) after his National Championships victory (Image credit: SW Pix)

Ben Swift believes that the successful defence of his British national road race title will help his current contract negotiations with Ineos Grenadiers. The 33-year-old is currently out of contract for next season but looks likely to stay as he and the British WorldTour team hammer out a contract.

On Sunday, Swift defended the road race title he won in 2019 by beating Fred Wright to the line in Lincoln. It was the first win Swift had taken since his title two years ago. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.