[Friday Edit: Unenthralling race or no-race, pick one, says Tour of Britain organiser
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“You never really get used to winning”, said Olav Kooij, after his fourth consecutive win in as many days at the Tour of Britain. I imagine that’s true, but the rest of us were definitely getting used to the 21-year-old Jumbo-Visma rider raising his hands in the air after yet another bunch gallop.
After five days of racing, the Dutchman has claimed four stages. And, perhaps predictably, fingers have been pointed at the organisers for designing a course that doesn’t exactly lend itself to enthralling breakaways or GC showdowns.