Nationality: United Kingdom
Hometown: Rotheram (UK)
Date of birth: 05/11/1987
As the ancient Romans used to say, "Nomen omen"; that is, "the name speaks for itself": in English Swift means fast, and speed is what has brought Ben many cycling achievements.
|Debut on bike||1990|
|Tour de France||2|
|Vuelta a Espana||2|
|World Tour ranking position||119|
|World Tour ranking points||125|
He started riding and walking almost at the same time. He was only 3 years old when he participated in his first race.
Even though Ben tried his hand at different sports, the need for speed and the love of bikes were too appealing.
He trains in Onchan (Isle of Man) and in the boroughs of Sheffield, where he often rides with the same mates that he used to pedal with as a kid.
In early 2017 he celebrated the birth of his first child, Arthur, probably indulging in an ice cream sundae, his favourite food, or enjoying himself off-roading.
Stage Vuelta al Pais Vasco: Markina-Xemein
2 Stages Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali: Gatteo, Gatteo TTT
2 Stages Tour de Pologne: Opole, Zakopane
World championship track scratch
Stage Tour of California: Sacramento
Stage Tour de Romandie: Genève
Stage Vuelta a Castilla y Leon: Medina del Campo
2 Stages Tour Down Under: Mannum, Adelaide
Stage Tour de Picardie: Liancourt
Overall class. Tour de Picardie
Stage Tour of Britain: Yeovil