The Edit: Unenthralling race or no-race, pick one, says Tour of Britain organiser

Whilst a lot of CW's attention has been on that little Grand Tour in Spain, it's hard not to fight for the smaller race on our doorstep - says CW Digital Editor Michelle in the weekly round-up

Tour of Britain Stage three
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"You never really get used to winning", said Olav Kooij, after his fourth consecutive win in as many days at the Tour of Britain. I imagine that's true, but the rest of us were definitely getting used to the 21-year-old Jumbo-Visma rider raising his hands in the air after yet another bunch gallop.  

After five days of racing, the Dutchman has claimed four stages. And, perhaps predictably, fingers have been pointed at the organisers for designing a course that doesn't exactly lend itself to enthralling breakaways or GC showdowns. 

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.