Once a Future Star and once a Revolution Series champion – Ben Swift is back and ready to do it all over again.
Teaming up with Adam Blythe in the World All Stars team, fans won’t have long to wait to see Swift back on the boards, returning to London in just a week’s time as the Champions League Series gets underway.
But that’s not all, with the 30-year-old also signed up to race in Glasgow he is looking to make his experience count on the big stage.
And if there’s one thing the London fans will need to know about Swift, he is a man for the occasion.
Like many, the Rotherham man made his debut as part of the Future Stars programme, taking to the track in the early years of the Revolution Series – and certainly impressing along the way.
Performances like those he showed in Manchester saw him noticed very quickly, moving into British Cycling’s Olympic Academy more than a decade ago.
From there he has gone from strength to strength, four times a World Championship medallist, including three medals in Melbourne five years ago, standing atop the podium following his scratch race gold.
Fully deserving of his rainbow jersey, more was to come two years later after claiming victory in round four of the 2013/14 Revolution Series with Peter Kennaugh in Manchester.
The two proved themselves to be a cut above too – including Kennaugh’s seven laps on the field in the points race – while Swift won the scratch race and came second in the elimination race, all while recovering from injury.
Swift’s recent endeavours have been on the road, though, including multiple podiums at Milan-San Remo for Team Sky, before moving to UAE Team Emirates for the 2017 season.