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Ben Swift returns to Ineos Grenadiers team captain’s role in Giro d’Italia

Ben Swift returns to Ineos Grenadiers team captain's role in Giro d'Italia

It is almost 15 years to the day that as a fresh-faced first-year pro, Ben Swift scored a breakthrough podium finish on stage 2 of the 2009 Giro d’Italia – but as his dash for bonus sprint seconds late on stage 3 of the 2024 race amply demonstrated, the Briton still has a fine turn of speed whenever the situation demands.

Swift’s immediate goal on stage 3 was to stop race leader Tadej Pogačar from snatching the maximum time bonus at the intermediate sprint in the town of Cherasco after the UAE Team Emirates racer had darted away from the head of the pack.

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