Swift quick to please

Ben Swift (Katusha)

Ben Swift (Katusha) (Image credit: Susanne Goetze)

Katusha's rookie sensation Ben Swift admitted on Sunday night that he was "a little surprised" by his third-place finish in the Giro's second stage from Jesolo to Trieste. A pro since the start of the year, Swift is considered an all-arounder rather than a pure sprinter, but his outstanding performance this weekend comes on the back of several strong showings in bunch gallops in the first four months of the season.

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