Kooij secures second straight Tour of Britain stage win


Olav Kooij made it back-to-back wins at the start the Tour of Britain by edging a dramatic sprint finish on stage two in Wrexham on Monday.

Kooij, who triumphed in the opener in Manchester on Sunday, was led home at the end of a winding, undulating final few kilometres by Jumbo-Visma teammate Wout van Aert, who finished third behind Danny van Poppel.

But the 110-kilometre ride was marred by Tobias Lund Andresen’s heavy fall as the leaders wound it up for the finish.

The Danish rider crashed to the ground as he tried to get on the outside of Kooij, who held his line and went on to win.

“We went again for another win today -– we took control and tried to catch the break which took a huge effort by two of our guys,” said Kooij.

“We went into the last kilometre in a really good position again and were able to take the second win.”


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