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 : 7




  • 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: finishing my last Tour de France with that result!
  • 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




  • Stage winner, Volta a Catalunya
  • Winner Tour du Jura
  • 3rd overall, Critérium du Dauphiné / 3rd and 4th on stages
  • 5th overall, Tour de Romandie / 4th and 6th on stages
  • 6th Classic Grand Besançon Doubs
  • 7th overall, Vuelta a Andalucia / 9th on a stage


  • Stage winner, Tour de France / 5th and 8th on stages / 4th overall
  • 2nd on a stage, Tour de Romandie / 6th overall
  • 3rd and 7th on stages, Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var / 5th overall
  • 4th and 5th on stages, Critérium du Dauphiné / 8th overall
  • 4th Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge

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 (Team Dimension Data)

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

2018 (Team Dimension Data)

  • Stage winner, Tour of the Alps / Overall winner youth classification/ 7th overall
  • 10th Australian national ITT championship
  • 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 U23 Australian national ITT championship
  • 6th on a stage, ZLM-Roompot Tour
  • 9th U23 Australian national ITT championship

2015 (Navitas Satalyst Racing Team)

  • 6th U23 Oceania ITT Championship