Chris Lawless left with tinge of disappointment after WorldTour debut with Team Sky

The young Brit was pushed into the role of lead sprinter at the Tour Down Under after Kristoffer Halvorsen crashed out, but says he's not got the results he wanted

Chris Lawless at the 2018 Tour Down Under (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Chris Lawless was denied a chance to challenge in the final stage sprint of the Tour Down Under where he crashed in the last lap on Sunday.

The Team Sky rookie had been hopeful of improving on the sixth place he recorded a week earlier in the prelude criterium but rolled over the line well after André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) took the stage honours.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.