Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (stage 3): Ben O’Connor takes the stage and the leader’s jersey

Ben O’Connor : “I knew my form was there”

«I was sick and I had to abandon Paris-Nice, which was one of my early season goals. I approached this week with confidence, though, because I knew that my form was there. Today, I did not expect to finish alone because I believed that other guys would be able to follow me. But I decided to try my luck in the finale and it worked. It was not necessarily a climb that suited me. I like the high mountains. I knew I had to be smart to follow those who would attack.
I know that the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya is a tricky race but, with my teammates, I will try to keep this leader’s jersey until the end.»Ben

The number

2

After Marc Sarreau’s victory 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.

The news

eight stitches for Nans Peters

The victim of a crash 15 km from the finish on Tuesday in the second stage of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, Nans Peters hit his knee and required eight stitches. He is expected to return to training in the coming days.

— Kévin Bottin to ag2rcitroenteam.com