Swift targets Tour de France spot at Sky

After a frustrating year of crashes and injuries, Ben Swift (Team Sky) is looking to reignite his career on the road in 2014. The British rider missed most of the second part of this season after undergoing surgery on one of his shoulders and despite a lengthy lay-off has already set himself the lofty goal of making Sky’s Tour de France team next season. The race starts in Yorkshire, with stage 2 finishing in the rider’s home town of Sheffield, but Swift is aware that his chances of making Dave Brailsford’s final nine will depend on how he performs in the first part of the year.

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