Ben O’Connor

Australian – Climber
Date and place of birth : November 25th, 1995 in Subiaco (Australia)
Height : 1m88 / Weight : 67kg
Turned pro in 2017
In the AG2R CITROËN TEAM since 2021
Professional wins : 4

 

 

Q&A

  • Your nickname: Benno
  • A sentence you like: “Live life to it’s fullest extent”
  • Your favorite race: any race we have fun, enjoy, and have success
  • Your best memory on bike: my stage win on the Giro d’Italia 2020
  • Your worst memory on bike: my broken clavicle on the 19th stage of the Giro d’Italia 2018 out of Top 10 GC
  • Where you start cycling: in Perth, 2013. Swan river loop !
  • Your hobbies: wine, food, skiing, reading
  • Music you prefer: Dope Lemon, Nicolas Jaar
  • If you were a movie: the title and preview would look great but the movie a mess!
  • If you were a dish: I would like to be a bottle of wine. Charles Dufour #8
  • If you were a celebrity: I wouldn’t be know!
  • If you were not a cyclist, what could be your job?: winemaker
  • What is precious for you above all: my girlfriend (Sarah), family and friends
  • Your qualities: determined, energetic and emotional
  • Your faults: impatient and emotional

 

HIGHLIGHTS

2021 (AG2R CITROËN TEAM)

  • 3rd and 7th on stages, Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var / 5th overall

2020 (NTT Pro Cycling)

  • Stage winner, Etoile de Bessèges
  • Stage winner, Giro d’Italia / 2nd on a stage
  • 4th on a stage, Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali

2019

  • 2nd on a stage, Int. Österreich-Rundfahrt-Tour of Austria / 6th overall
  • 5th Australian National ITT Championships
  • 6th on a stage, Vuelta a España

2018

  • Stage winner, Tour of the Alps / Winner overall youth classification/ 7th overall
  • 10th Australian National ITT Championships
  • 10th Trofeo Matteotti

2017 (Team Dimension Data)

  • Stage winner, Int. Österreich-Rundfahrt – Tour of Austria / 5th overall
  • 8th overall, Tour de Langkawi / 6th on a stage

2016 (Avanti IsoWhey Sport)

  • Overall and stage winner, New Zealand Cycle Classic
  • 3rd overall, Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc / 3rd on a stage
  • 3rd overall, Tour of Taïwan
  • 3rd Australian National ITT Championships
  • 6th on a stage, ZLM-Roompot Tour
  • 9th Australian U23 National ITT Championships

2015 (Navitas Satalyst Racing Team)

  • 6th Oceania U23 ITT Championships