‘You never really get used to winning’ - Olav Kooij claims fourth stage from four at Tour of Britain

The Dutchman's dominance has so far been unrivalled at the race

Olav Kooij wins stage four of the tour of britain
(Image credit: Alex Whitehead/SWpix)

It was Groundhog Day at the Tour of Britain on Wednesday, as Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma) took a fourth successive stage win, this time in Newark-on-Trent. 

The 21-year-old's team employed copy-and-paste tactics in Nottinghamshire, leading the charge in the final kilometres, before Wout van Aert dropped him off with 200m to go. 

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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.