Brailsford: Swift TDU announcement was planning ahead

Team Sky is following the International Cycling Union’s (UCI) rules in its attempt to court Team Katusha’s Ben Swift for its debut season next year, according to team manager Dave Brailsford. Brailsford clarified his team’s position to the media after South Australia Tourism, the government body which operates Tour Down Under, announced the British rider would start its event with Team Sky in January, despite Swift still being under contract with Katusha.

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