EBH doesn't believe that! Don't know about Swifty, but EBH said to norwegian journo's yesterday, after winning the national ITT, that "the inclusion of Swift means we'll have another sprinter on the team. I can do a lead-out for him, or the other way round, but I think I'll last a bit longer on the climbs than Swift." He goes on to state that he rode the Dauphiné to see just how long he could last on the climbs, assuming a new role as super-domestique for Wiggins, and that will evidently be part of his brief for the TdF. On other stages he'll have more freedom to go about things as he wants.maltiv said:I think it's quite interesting that both Ben Swift and EBH think they are going to be Sky's main sprinter at the TDF. Swift is even talking about getting yellow, which is downright absurd considering how much better EBH is at uphill finishes (see Swift's performance at TDS). I have a feeling they won't work very well together, it's a shame they didn't bring Henderson who can both do leadouts or sprint himself.
He characterizes Sky's team for the tour as a team that'll do well in bunch sprints, a team that'll be in the frontgroup on climbs, and perform well in the TT's. I believe his take on things isn't way off the mark.