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Tour of Britain: Two wins in a row for Olav Kooij with sprint victory on stage 2

Cofidis' Spanish rider Ion Izaguirre Insausti cycles in a lone breakaway in the final ascent of the Col de la Croix Rosier during the 12th stage of the 110th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 169 km between Roanne and Belleville-en-Beaujolais, in central-eastern France, on July 13, 2023. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma) secured a second consecutive victory on stage 2 at the Tour of Britain into Wrexham. In a chaotic, slightly uphill final, Kooij capitalised off of a perfect lead-out from his teammates Edoardo Affini and Wout van Aert to take the win ahead of Danny van Poppel (Bora-hansgrohe) in second, with Van Aert finishing third.

“It was a short stage, and after yesterday, all the teams were looking at us to control the break. We used two guys to get them back. It was quite fast into the last three kilometres, slightly down and a bit twisty,” Kooij said in a post-race interview.

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