Wout van Aert guides Olav Kooij to victory on stage one of Tour of Britain

Jumbo-Visma seal one-two on opening stage in Manchester

Olav Kooij wins Tour of Britain stage one
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Jumbo-Visma sprinter Olav Kooij earned his eighth victory of the season on Sunday, winning a bunch dash on stage one of the Tour of Britain

The Dutchman was guided to the line in Manchester by his decorated team-mate Wout van Aert, who held his speed to claim second place himself. Bora-Hansgrohe’s Sam Bennett followed across the line in third.

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.