Greg Van Avermaet favourite for Tour de Yorkshire title despite Ineos strength, says Owain Doull

Welshman says the team should have won stage three of the race after initiating the decisive break of the stage

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Owain Doull says defending champion Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) has to be the favourite for the Tour de Yorkshire overall title on Sunday's final stage, despite Team Ineos having five riders close enough on general classification to win the race.

Chris Lawless leads the overall after finishing second on the crosswind affected stage three, which saw his team Ineos split the race to pieces with around 50km to go. They initially placed six riders in the lead group, with five making it to the finish and four, Chris Froome, Michał Golas, Eddie Dunbar and Doull, now all sitting 10 seconds behind Lawless in the overall.

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