Chasing Greg Van Avermaet 'the deepest I've ever dug' says Tour de Yorkshire winner Chris Lawless

Defending champion Van Avermaet says he's satisfied with second place overall and a stage victory

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Chris Lawless (Team Ineos) says following Greg Van Avermaet's attack with 5km to go on the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire was the deepest he ever had to go to in a bike race.

Lawless was able to hold on to take the overall win by two seconds over Van Avermaet, who won the final stage into Leeds after attacking with 5km to the finish on the final uncategorised climb to bridge to Eddie Dunbar (Team Ineos) out front, with the three arriving at the finish together and Van Avermaet sprinting to the stage win.

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