Ben O’Connor : « It’s a solid result »
« It was not my best day of the week but I went as hard as I could in the time trial. Taking fifth overall, while battling for stage wins, it’s a solid result. I am happy with the work of the whole team and proud of my overall position. It’s a good sign, especially since this season I have always finished in the top-10 in the final classification of the stage races that I have finished. I will stay in Switzerland for a few days to rest and reconnoiter some Swiss stages of the Tour de France before leaving for a training camp in the Sierra Nevada (May 12th to 29th). My form and my results are in line with what I expected for this time of year. The next goal is to get on the podium in a stage race»Ben
Ben O’Connor, 10th in the time trial and 5th overall at the Tour de Romandie, finished in the top-10 for the third time in a stage race this season. He finished 7th in the Vuelta a Andalucia and 6th in the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, where he won the third stage. He also won the Tour du Jura.
17th at Eschborn-Frankfurt
Andrea Vendrame, despite having his chain jump in the final, finished in 17th place in Eschborn-Frankfurt which ended in a sprint.
— Kévin Bottin to ag2rcitroenteam.com