The young Connor Swift is joining Team Arkea-Samsic until the end of 2020. The British champion, who won a Kreiz Breizh Elites stage in 2018, joins the team to help Andre Greipel and Bram Welten in the sprints. The 23-year-old rider will start as soon as Tuesday on the Four Days of Dunkirk.
Emmanuel Hubert : « We are very happy to welcome this talent in our team. Usually the young riders turn professional in August, but we decided that he would start earlier to prepare for the future right away. We discussed it with Andre Greipel, he is a rider with a lot of potential, he is very fast in the sprints and he knows how to fight for position. Robert Wagner, who was supposed to be Andre’s lead-out man, has unfortunately been out of action for several weeks. We had to reinforce the team in that area to be more performant, and now that we have Connor Swift, it’s done.”
Connor Swift : “I’m over the moon with the opportunity that has come around! Things like this don’t happen often and to be able to step up to PCT level with Arkea and go there to be part of a team helping out Griepel will be pretty surreal. I am super thankful to everyone involved to make this happen and of course Madison Genesis for the past two years and allowing me to step up and leave the team mid season.
I’m excited to kick things off with Arkea which seems like a great team and one that also has a really good race programme too. The hard racing on rolling terrain in France will suit me. I’m sure it’s going to develop me more as a rider and I’m keen to learn from the more experienced riders. »