Volta Ciclista a Catalunya: Ben O’Connor 6th overall

Ben O’Connor: « Confirmation that I can ride with the best »

« I am very happy with my week. In addition to my stage victory, it’s confirmation that I can compete with the best overall in a UCI WorldTour race.
To have worn the leader’s jersey for one day was a great experience for me and the team. The guys were top notch. For my part, I’ll remember that it will be necessary to be calmer next time.
Of course, I was sad to have lost the jersey after the one stage, but I have no regrets. We did our best every day and this is the best place we could get.
I now turn to the Tour de Romandie. After having had to abandon Paris-Nice, I want to get a great result in Romandie as well as the ones to follow. I am hungry for more. »Ben

The number

7

Clément Venturini finished 7th in La Roue Tourangelle Centre Val de Loire.
Marc Sarreau, ill and out of the race, remains the leader in the individual classification of the Coupe de France.

The news:

Gent-Wevelgem: Greg Van Avermaet 17th

Greg Van Avermaet finished 17th in Gent-Wevelgem.
“It was a tactical race. I’m happy to have played a role in the front today. I only needed ten more meters to make it into the group that ultimately went for the win. There is a small hint of disappointment but that’s how it is sometimes. There are two races left next week to get a great result during these Flanders classics,” said Greg Van Avermaet.