Olav Kooij wins again at Paris-Nice in bunch sprint on stage five

Dutchman rounds Mads Pedersen in final 50 metres to take win

Olav Kooij
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Olav Kooij won for the second time in a week at Paris-Nice, powering past Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek) and Pascal Ackermann (Israel-Premier Tech) in the final 50 metres.

Stage five of the race was a long day on the bike, a stage which was penned in as a possible one for a breakaway, but once it was caught with 10km to go, it was only going to end in a bunch sprint.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.