Ben O‘Connor joins the AG2R CITROEN TEAM - Equipe cycliste AG2R La Mondiale

Ben O‘Connor joins the AG2R CITROEN TEAM

24-year-old Australian Ben O’Connor will join the AG2R CITROEN TEAM for the 2021 season. He won the 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia solo this week

BEN O’CONNOR: “An exciting new challenge”

“I am very excited to start with AG2R CITROËN TEAM. It will give me the chance to discover a new culture, new teammates, a different way of racing. I know very little about France, apart from a holiday in the Alps with my parents, but I know that the AG2R CITROËN TEAM is one of the teams in the peloton with the deepest history. I know it’s going to be very rewarding and I’ll have the opportunity to improve by riding with such experienced riders. I am also happy to continue riding a BMC. With the arrival of Citroën, I know that the team has great ambitions for the future, and I am proud to be part of it. I have proven that I can win in the UCI WorldTour, now I want to improve in stage races, be more consistent and take more victories.”BEN O'CONNOR

IN BRIEF

Born 25 November 1995, 24 years old
Professional since 2015
4 victories including the 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia (2020)

VINCENT LAVENU : “A top-notch reinforcement”

“We had been in contact with Ben O’Connor for two years. His profile as a climber was of great interest to us and he really has the strengths we were looking for. He is not yet 25 years old and has already confirmed his potential with his stage victory in the Giro as well as his good overall performance. He is certainly a top reinforcement for the team.”VINCENT LAVENU