Tour de Romandie: Ben O’Connor takes 6th overall

Ben O’Connor : “Happy with the result”

“I lost the podium today but I am still happy with the final result. I have been racing in UCI WorldTour since 2017 and this is the first time that I have finished in the top ten in a stage race of this level. Since the beginning of the season, I have been feeling good with the AG2R CITROËN team and that just increases today. I feel that I have accomplished something, and it makes me happy. I will now take a little break before I head off to a training camp in order to prepare for my first Tour de France. I should return to competition on May 24th at the Mercantour Classic.”

The number

5

Clément Champoussin finished the Tour de Romandie in 5th place in the best young rider classification. He also finished 4th on stage 2.

The news

The first top-10 at a UCI WorldTour stage race

Having been a professional since 2015, Ben O’Connor (25 years old) posted his first Top-10 at a stage race in the UCI WorldTour. His best performance at this level up to this point had been an 11th place at the Volta Ciclista Catalunya in 2018. He finished in 12th place at Paris-Nice this season.