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Swift moves to Island

It's being reported one of Great Britain's biggest cycling names is moving to the Isle of Man.

In an article in Cycling Weekly written by Richard Allen, it's revealed Team Sky rider Ben Swift is to make the island his home.

It means another big name star will be seen out training with local riders - the Manx contingent is already firmly established at the top of the sport with the likes of Cavendish, Bellis, Christian, Whorrall and the Kennaugh brothers.

Tim Glover reports:-

Swift is originally from Rotherham in Yorkshire - he is a regular rider for Great Britain on the road and track having won titles at national and European levels.

Although only 23 years old, he has finished one of the Grand Tours - the Giro d'Italia in 2009.

Swift also has King of the Mountain, Points and Young Rider jerseys and has notched up several stage wins since turning professional in 2007.

Another high profile cyclist looks certain to bring the Isle of Man more limelight in the sport.

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