Connor Swift gets his chance at the Classics

Arkéa-Samsic’s Connor Swift at the 2020 Tour de la Provence
Connor Swift (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Last year’s Tour de France didn’t turn out as well as for the Arkéa-Samsic team as they were hoping, with just two top-10 finishes throughout and leader Nairo Quintana placing 17th overall due to injuries sustained in crashes.  

On the upside, though, was the performance of young Briton Connor Swift, who made his Tour debut in his first season with the team, garnering excellent reviews from team management for the work he did in protecting and guiding Quintana in the bunch.

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Peter Cossins has written about professional cycling since 1993 and is a contributing editor to Procycling. He is the author of The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-Day Races (Bloomsbury, March 2014) and has translated Christophe Bassons' autobiography, A Clean Break (Bloomsbury, July 2014).