Swift change of heart
Ben Swift has revealed he will turn his focus to supporting Mark Cavendish in the road race on the opening day of the London 2012 Games.
Swift had designs on chasing his own Olympic dream and was part of a six-strong Great Britain team pursuit squad which travelled to the Track Cycling World Championships earlier this month, only to miss out on selection in Melbourne.
And the 24-year-old from has responded to the disappointment by competing in three non-Olympic events, winning gold in the scratch race and silver medals in the points race and the Madison.
The Rotherham-born rider consulted British Cycling head coach Shane Sutton, men's endurance coach Dan Hunt and road coach Rod Ellingworth before coming to his decision.
"I think I'm going to step away from the track now and try to pursue a place in the road team," Swift said.
"I had a talk with my coaches and made the call. That's going to be my goal now to get into that road team."