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Tour de Yorkshire 2019: Chris Lawless crowned overall winner

Chris Lawless delivered a first success for Team Ineos as he sealed overall victory in the Tour de Yorkshire in Leeds.

Chris Lawless was crowned as the overall winner of the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 Credit: Press Association

Greg Van Avermaet, last year's overall winner, took the win on stage four from Halifax, but had Lawless - in the race leader's blue jersey - on his wheel as the 23-year-old from Wigan celebrated the first stage-race victory of his career.

It was also a first win for Ineos, the new-look Team Sky following Sir Jim Ratcliffe's buy-out, with the team only relaunched on Wednesday ahead of this race

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