Saturday, April 11, 2009
Before I head out on my morning ride, just thought I let everyone know who the next big person in cycling is going to be: Ben Swift. When I traveled to Europe when I was 13 for a track competition with the Northwest Cycling Club, Swift completely dominated the entire race single-handely. Both Alan and I we left with only a memory of him when we came back to the states, but when he emerged as a staigare for Barloworld two years ago, he immediatly became our favorite pro. He is currently on Team Katusha and is doing amazing in his first year as a pro. He has many top five placings in some big races such as the Criterium International. He is currently in the points jersey in the Vuelta Pais Vasco with three top five placings (where he won the field sprint in those three stages). Just remember, you heard it from me first.