Swift fourth in Valencia opener

05 Feb 2020

Swift fourth in Valencia opener

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Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana - Stage one: Castelló › Vila-Real, 180km

Ben Swift sprinted to fourth place as Team INEOS' European racing season got under way in Valencia.

Salvatore Puccio and latterly Michal Kwiatkowski helped manoeuvre Swift into position on the run into Vila-Real.

The British champion picked up a strong top-five finish, with Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) sprinting to the win and an early race lead.

The bunch sprint also ensured that Kwiatkowski, Gianni Moscon, Tao Geoghegan Hart and the rest of the team all finished on the same time.

Stage one result:

1. Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) 4:07:40
2. Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) s.t.
3. Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates)
4. Ben Swift (Team INEOS)
5. Juan Jose Lobato (Fundacion-Orbea)