Connor Swift joined Madison Genesis as a relative unknown in 2017 but quickly gained notoriety for his performances, recording the team's first race win of the year at round six of the Tour Series.
It was a remarkable comeback for Swift who joined the team after recovering from a horrific mid-season crash in 2016.
Sustaining six vertebrae fractures, seven rib fractures, one fracture on the base of his skull, metacarpal fractures on his right hand, right scapula fracture, small pneumothorax on right lung and a left tibial laceration, Swift made a stunning recovery.
Back on the bike within months, racing and winning at regional level showed his level of commitment to returning quickly and seamlessly to the sport.
Joining the team represents the next step in Swift’s career and we’re excited to help Connor realise his potential.
“The first half of 2016 was exactly where I wanted to be with the results I was achieving. The stand-outs were 10th at Chorley GP, sixth at the Tour of Reservoir and winning the Yorkshire Regional Championships.
“Unfortunately, I had a major crash which set me back for the rest of the season. Due to this, I am now more motivated than ever for 2017. My ambitions are to be there for the team and be consistent. I would love to see some results along the way. I am also keen to do some stage racing with the team. I would be over the moon to get a ride in the big races such as the Tour de Yorkshire.”
DOB: 30 October 1995
Nationality: British (Doncaster)
Joined Madison Genesis: 2017
Rider type: Development
Favourite coffee stop: Kitchens, Snaith and Howden
Favourite training road: Doncaster chaingang
Number of Strava KOMS: 150
1st - Tour Series round six, Bath
6th - Tour of the Reservoir
Yorkshire Road Race Champion