Tour de Romandie (April 26 – May 1)

Cyril Dessel: “Welded around Ben O’Connor”

« We are approaching the Tour de Romandie with ambition, united around our leader Ben O’Connor who has shown us some great things since the start of the season.
Considering his fourth place in the Tour de France 2022, he is definitely able to compete with the best and this week will give him a great chance to continue to refine his condition and to feel comfortable in his role.
The Tour de Romandie offers a unique configuration, at the crossroads between the riders who will be at the Giro and those who are “at the end of the cycle” after the start of the season. It’s a short event, with a prologue and a time trial in which Ben did well last year.
He will be well supported with riders of the caliber of Geoffrey Bouchard, Larry Warbasse, Nans Peters and Bob Jungels, capable of accompanying him into the mountains.
We are very sorry that Clément Champoussin is injured since he would certainly have been at ease in the hills as well. »Cyril

 

The number:

6

Ben O’Connor finished in sixth place in the general classification of the Tour de Romandie 2021.

The news:

News regarding Clément Champoussin and Clément Berthet

The victim of an undisplaced fracture of the lower end of the right radius on Wednesday during the third stage of the Tour des Alpes, Clément Champoussin will undergo additional examinations in a few days to determine the duration of his unavailability.
He will be replaced by Lawrence Naesen at the Tour de Romandie.

Clément Berthet fractured his left collarbone during the 4th stage of the Tour des Alpes. Additional tests will determine whether surgery is necessary.

— Romain Perez Canales to ag2rcitroenteam.com