team ineos' lawless delighted after winning tour de yorkshire

15:29    06 May 2019

Chris Lawless
English cyclist Chris Lawless is delighted after finishing off an incredible display of teamwork to clinch overall victory at the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire for Team INEOS.

The 23-year-old became the first Brit to win the stage race after a thrilling final day of racing on Sunday in England.

With the backing of his teammates, Lawless dug deep on a challenging parcours before following the crucial attack on the final rise into Leeds.

"If someone had told me coming in that I’d win this race I’d have called them a liar. I didn’t think it was possible," Lawless said.

"I’ve got to really thank the team for putting the faith in me and still backing me. I’ve not had a good history of performing on courses like this.

"The team looked at how I was going yesterday and said ‘we’re going to give you a shot.’ I’m so happy they did."

Belgian cyclist Greg Van Avermaet of CCC Team and Irishman Eddie Dunbar of Team INEOS finished second, and third respectively on the final general classification.

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