Ben O’Connor (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale) took his team’s first win of the 2024 season with a solo ride to the line at the Vuelta a Murcia.
He took advantage of the French squad’s strength in numbers at the head of the 199km race, proving the strongest from the lead group and dropping Tim Wellens (UAE Team Emirates) on the final climb of the day.
Out front, it was the Australian who pushed his advantage on the descent and remaining flat run to the line in Murcia. Further back, Jan Tratnik (Visma-Lease A Bike) worked his way across to Wellens, joining the Belgian 3km out before beating him in the race for second at the finish.
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