Cycling: Ben back on right track

Ben Swift is ready to return to action fully fit
Ben Swift is ready to return to action fully fit
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Rotherham’s Ben Swift has declared himself raring to go ahead of the new year.

The 26-year-old had an injury hit 2013 but feels he is in good shape to make an impact during the 2014 season. It may include the Tour de France, which starts in Yorkshire .

“I’m feeling really good and everything’s going to plan now.

“My shoulder’s fixed and I’ve been working really hard to get my strength back over the last few months,” he told the Team Sky website.

“I went back to my roots over the autumn and did a lot of work on the track, as well as in the gym. The track is great preparation for the road, especially after an injury or operation, because it’s a safe environment to train in – there’s smooth surfaces, no potholes and no other traffic to worry about.

“It’s a lot more interesting than the turbo as well – I’ve had enough of that!”