Doncaster's Connor Swift to appear at Tour de France this summer

Doncaster’s Connor Swift will again feature in this year’s Tour de France which begins in Copenhagen on Friday.

The 26-year-old former British road race champion from Thorne is riding the Tour for a third successive year.

He will again ride a supporting role for his French team Arkea Samsic.

Swift has recorded two top-20 finishes in his Tour de France career.

Connor Swift, centre. Photo: PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images

He is one of two Yorkshiremen in the race, alongside debutant Tom Pidcock from Leeds, which is something to behold.

Not that long ago – even back in 2014 when the Grand Depart came to Yorkshire – there were only four British riders in the entire race.

There are seven in this year’s edition, which finishes in Paris on Sunday, July 24, including four-time winner Chris Froome for Israel Premier Tech and a quartet at Ineos – Pidcock, Geraint Thomas, Luke Rowe and Adam Yates.