Ben O'Connor: "I knew my form was there"
" " I was sick and had to abandon Paris-Nice, which was one of my goals. I went into this week with confidence because I knew my form was there. Today, I didn't think I would finish alone because I thought that others riders would be able to follow me. I decided to try my luck in the final and it worked. It wasn't necessarily a climb that suits me. I like the high mountains. I knew I had to be smart to follow those who would attack. I know the Tour of Catalonia is a tricky race but, with my teammates, I'm going to try to keep this leader's jersey until the end."[/su_quote]
After Marc Sarreau's success on Sunday in Cholet-Pays de Loire, Ben O'Connor's victory is the second of the 2022 season for the AG2R CITROËN team... and the second in three days.
eight stitches for Nans Peters
Victim of a crash with 15 km to go in the second stage of the Tour of Catalonia on Tuesday, Nans Peters suffered a knee injury and received eight stitches. He is expected to resume training in the next few days.