Tour of Britain 2023: Leader Kooij completes hattrick

Olav Kooij - Tour of Britain 2023: Leader Kooij wins seconds consecutive sprintimage: SWpix.comOlav Kooij is on fire in the Tour of Britain. The Dutchman powers to his third consecutive stage win in the 3rd stage. Danny van Poppel and Ethan Vernon come home in second and third. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage 2023 Tour of Britain

1. Olav Kooij (nld)
2. Danny van Poppel (nld) s.t.
3. Ethan Vernon (gbr) s.t.
4. Max Kanter (ger) s.t.
5. Rasmus Tiller (nor) s.t.
6. Tom Pidcock (gbr) s.t.
7. Robert McDonaldson (gbr) s.t.
8. Casper van Uden (nld) s.t.
9. Rory Townsend (irl) s.t.
10. Davide Bomboi (bel) s.t.

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

Race report
Nicolas Sessler attacks from the gun. James Fouché and Harry Tanfield bridge across to the Brazilian and the trio opens up a 23 minutes lead.

Alexandar Richardson, Harry Birchill en Jack Rootkin-Gray rejoin the remaining attackers Sessler and Tanfield inside the last 40 kilometres. Jumbo-Visma does not approve and brings it back.

Title defender Gonzalo Serrano strikes with 20 kilometres to go. Connor Swift, Nils Politt, Matthew Bostock, Nathan Van Hooydonck, Tim Naberman, Nicolò Parisini and Rasmus Tiller rejoin him before Politt and Bostock head out together.

The peloton reels in the duo inside the last 7 kilometres before Wout van Aert leads out GC leader Olav Kooij to take his third sprint victory in three days time.

Another interesting read: route 3rd stage 2023 Tour of Britain.

Tour of Britain 2023 – stage 3: route, profile, more

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