Swift ready to get on his bike

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BEN Swift says he’ll be back on his bike soon after his crash at the Trofeo Alcuda in Majorca last week.

“I don’t remember anything about the crash itself and my first recollections are of a paramedic and doctor standing over me,” the Rotherham cyclist told his website.

“After being taken for assessment at a local hospital I flew back to the UK and have undergone some pretty detailed scans in the time since then.

“Fortunately they’ve shown no broken bones and no significant head injuries, so there won’t be much time off the bike.

“I’ve experienced a lot of swelling around my knees, and they’re still hurting, but once that goes down I should be good to go again.”

Rotherham’s Russell Downing (NetApp-Endura) starts the six stage Tour of Oman today.