‘Second is not bad but it’s the victories that count’ - Olav Kooij gets revenge at Paris-Nice

Jumbo-Visma rider overhauls Pedersen in reversal of stage two fortunes

Olav Kooij wins stage five of Paris-Nice 2023
(Image credit: Alex Broadway / Getty)

Young Dutchman Olav Kooij took his second WorldTour sprint stage and delivered for Jumbo-Visma a day after their GC leader Jonas Vingegaard was bested.

Kooij was stuck to Mads Pedersen’s wheel coming into the finale, just as he was on the race's second stage, but this time was able to use the splitstream to jump out of the Trek-Segafredo rider’s shadow and come round him at the line.

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