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Ben O'Connor: "I was confident"

"The conditions were tough, with rain and cold, but they are the same for everyone. I like this type of mountain stage and I was really confident all day. The team did a good job with me. In the final, I gave it my all to catch the lead, but it wasn't enough. Before the line, I just heard the announcer talking about a crash but I didn't realize right away that Thomas had fallen. I am third overall but the gaps are small before the time trial. I will do everything I can to keep my place."

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On the eve of the last stage, a 16.19 km time trial around Freiburg, Ben O'Connor is third in the overall classification, 21'' behind Michael Woods.

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First podium in UCI World Tour

Arrivé dans notre structure en début de saison, Ben O’Connor signe son premier podium en UCI WorldTour avec le maillot de l’équipe AG2R CITROËN. Pour rappel, l’an passé il s’était imposé à ce niveau en remportant la 17e étape du Giro d’Italia.