Cycling: Swift forced out of Giro by crash


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The Independent Online

Great Britain's Ben Swift has suffered a major setback to his Olympic hopes after sustaining a fractured right shoulder in a crash during a training ride.

The injury, which has forced the Team Sky rider to pull out of the upcoming Giro d'Italia, could leave the 24-year-old facing an uphill task to prove his fitness ahead of this summer's Games.

Swift has turned his focus from the track, where he was in contention for the four-man, four-kilometre team pursuit, to the road and is in contention to be one of four support riders when Mark Cavendish bids for Olympic road race gold on 28 July.

Jeremy Hunt will replace Swift in Team Sky's line-up for the Giro.