Yorkshire’s British nationwide champion Connor Swift might have been given a fast-track ticket to this summer season’s Tour de France.
The 23-year-old from Doncaster has made a mid-season swap from British continental group Madison Genesis to French squad Staff Arkea-Samsic.
It’s a step up in customary for Swift, with Arkea-Samsic working at Professional-Continental stage, the rung under the World Tour.
Arkea-Samsic have been handed a wild-card entry into this yr’s Tour de France which begins on July 6, and there’s a gap for a task within the lead-out chain for star sprinter Andre Greipel, as a result of his chief lieutenant, Robert Wagner, is injured.
That’s one thing Swift – the 2018 British nationwide champion – might goal.
“I am over the moon with the chance that has come round,” stated Swift, who completed ninth on the Tour de Yorkshire final week.
“Issues like this do not occur typically and to have the ability to step as much as PCT stage with Arkea and go there to be a part of a group serving to out Greipel might be fairly surreal.
“I’m tremendous grateful to everybody concerned to make this occur and naturally Madison Genesis for the previous two years and permitting me to step up and go away the group mid-season.”