Ben Swift has been ruled out of Sky’s Giro team after breaking his shoulder in a crash (AFP/Getty Images)

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Team Sky had to make a last minute change to its roster for the 2012 Giro d’Italia after sprinter Ben Swift suffered a broken shoulder in a training crash today.

The team substituted Swift with his fellow Briton Jeremy Hunt, a
veteran in his 14th professional year, who has previously competed in
all three of cycling’s Grand Tours.

“Well that is my Giro over, had a very heavy crash out on the bike
today very disappointed not to be able to start,” Swift said via

Swift focused on the track during the early part of the season,
scoring a world championship title in the scratch race. He will now
devote his time to rehabilitating his shoulder.

Hunt will now join world champion Mark Cavendish, Bernhard Eisel,
Juan Antonio Flecha, Sergio Henao, Peter Kennaugh, Ian Stannard, Geraint
Thomas and Rigoberto Uran for the Giro d’Italia, which starts on
Saturday with an 8.7-kilometre time trial in Herning, Denmark.

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