NTT Pro Cycling’s Ben O’Connor stormed to a sensational debut Grand Tour stage win claiming victory on stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia. In the process, O’Connor scored NTT Pro Cycling’s first stage win at a grand tour since 2018, in emotional scenes at Madonna di Campiglio. The 24-year-old Australian, along with teammates Louis Meintjes and Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier, crucially formed part of the day’s 18-man breakaway from which he eventually made the winning move. With 8km to go O’Connor took control of the race and soloed to an incredible victory, raising his arms aloft, sparking wild and emotional celebrations at the finish line. O’Connor’s victory comes.
Marc Soler (Movistar) won the 2nd stage of La Vuelta a Espana with a late attack on the descent of the final climb of the stage which finished in Lekunberri. Stage 2 of the Vuelta a Espana was another tough climbing stage which also featured strong crosswind sections. NTT Pro Cycling rode in service of our young climber, Gino Mader, and the team did a great job to ensure he made the front group when the wind split the race ahead of the final climb of the stage. Once again, Mader wasn’t able to follow the accelerations of the main GC contenders but inspired by.