Tour of Britain 2023: Kooij sprints to first leader’s jersey

Olav Kooij - Tour of Britain 2023: Kooij sprints to first leader's jerseyimage: SWpix.comOlav Kooij sprints to victory in Manchester to take the first leader's jersey on the Tour of Britain. His lead-out man Wout van Aert finishes in second, Sam Bennett in third. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage 2023 Tour of Britain

1. Olav Kooij (nld)
2. Wout van Aert (bel) s.t.
3. Sam Bennett (irl) s.t.
4. Max Kanter (ger) s.t.
5. Ethan Vernon (gbr) s.t.
6. Stian Ferdheim (nor) s.t.
7. Davide Bomboi (bel) s.t.
8. Danny van Poppel (nld) s.t.
9. Gonzalo Serrano (spa) s.t.
10. Rory Townsend (gbr) s.t.

GC after stage 1
1. Olav Kooij (nld)
2. Wout van Aert (bel) s.t.
3. Sam Bennett (irl) s.t.
4. Max Kanter (ger) s.t.
5. Ethan Vernon (gbr) s.t.
6. Stian Ferdheim (nor) s.t.
7. Davide Bomboi (bel) s.t.
8. Danny van Poppel (nld) s.t.
9. Gonzalo Serrano (spa) s.t.
10. Rory Townsend (gbr) s.t.

Race report
Five riders go clear inside the first 10 kilometres. James Fouché, Harry Tanfield, Fredrik Dversnes, Zeb Kyffin and Jack Rootkin-Gray open up a 2 minutes lead.

Dversnes, Kyffin and Rootkin-Gray are the last attackers to be reeled in with 2.3 kilometres to go. Van Aert then leads out Kooij, who takes the win ahead of his super domestique.

Another interesting read: route 1st stage 2023 Tour of Britain.

Tour of Britain 2023 – stage 1: route, profile, more

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