Ben Swift in a Team Sky shirt - the real deal this time?
Spanish website posts pic of British rider in new kit... we're waiting till tomorrow's official launch though
Spanish website Biciclismo is reporting that Ben Swift has definitely signed for Team Sky – and claims to have photographic proof with what it says is a picture of Swift in a Team Sky shirt.
Having jumped the gun a little back in November when it seemed that Swift was about to sign for the new British outfit, a rumour quickly scotched by his existing team, Katusha, you’ll forgive us for erring on the caution this time round, especially since these days, you can work wonders with Photohop. We should know...!
Having said that, whispers about Swift joinng Team Sky have persisted, and resurfaced last month when he was named in its squad by organisers of the forthcoming Tour Down Under, with team principal Dave Brailsford claiming that at the time he had been led to believe that Swift was effectively a free agent due to a mid-contract renegotiation of terms on Katusha’s part.
Blogger Simon Lamb, who runs the Gazzetta della Bici site, alerted a wider audience to the Spanish website’s photo through a post on Twitpic, for which we thank him. Team Sky is officially launching in London tomorrow, we’ll be there so we'll find out soon enough whether the rumours are true this time.