Sky Ride High

Plenty of reasons for Team Sky to be celebrating today, not only does Bradley Wiggins go into Stage 11 of the Tour de France – 148km from Albertville to La Toussuire – Les Sybelles – wearing the yellow jersey for a British record-breaking fourth day (beating Boardman and Millar’s three), but elsewhere Sky’s Ben Swift finished yesterday’s Stage 2 of the Tour of Poland in first place.


Easily outpacing Liquigas-Cannondale’s Elia Viviani, Swift lived up to his name over the 239.4km from Walbrzych to Opole, the longest stage in this year’s tour, to finish in a time of 5 hours 49’57”. Post-race, Swift commented, ‘It was brilliant. We made the call to save our legs for the lead out – if we needed to we were going to put someone on the front but the guys did a perfect job looking after me and got me right into position.’