18 September 2021

Connor Swift: "Frankfurt it's difficult in places"


Dan McLay will be our sprinter in case of a sprint finish in Frankfurt, whereas his compatriot Connor Swift could continue his August momentum in case of a more moving race.



“I have just come out of the Tour of Britain, which was my comeback race, and in this race I have done a good job, even if I also felt some fatigue, which is normal. Fortunately I was able to recover well for Frankfurt and I wish to have good legs now. I have only competed in this event once before in my career and the result was not as good as I expected, so I hope this time it will be better.

“We have a good Arkéa-Samsic team in the Grand Prix de Francfort, I looked at the profile and it’s difficult sometimes to win in a sprint in a small group, and we have a sprinter like Dan in our team, so we will work in his favour if the race scenario is a sprint for victory. We can also play the offensive card during the race if there is more movement. Frankfurt is a good race, after that I have another race with the team and on Sunday I will race the World Championships in Leuven with Great Britain. I am motivated and excited to wear the British national jersey in this race. We are going to Belgium to perform. The team will be strong, and I am honoured to be part of it, and to wear the jersey at a race like the World Professional Championships.


Sébastien Hinault, Sport-director

The briefing


“Traditionally the Frankfurt Grand Prix takes place on the 1st of May, and here after being cancelled at first, the organisers have found a way to offer the teams this date. Once again we would like to salute the ability of organisers from all countries to cope with the situation and to continue to give us the means to race. The first part of this event is a line circuit which is not easy, but if the sprinters can get through it they can express themselves in the final. We have Dan for that, then Connor if we need to give movement, or follow moves in the final too. They both came out of a high level Tour of Britain with good results, and around them we have solid elements like Maxime Bouet, Benjamin Declercq, Thomas Boudat and Diego Rosa”.