'It's a good sign before the Classics': Owain Doull takes first professional European win at Tour de La Provence

The Welshman won from the breakaway to take Ineos' first victory of 2020

Owain Doull won stage four of the Tour de La Provence 2020 (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Owain Doull won from the breakaway on the fourth and final stage of the Tour de La Provence to take his first professional win in Europe, as well as Ineos' first victory of 2020.

The Welshman held on as the pack came in quick behind, beating Israel Start-Up Nation's Matthias Brändle in the sprint while Deceuninck - Quick-Step's American youngster Ian Garrison and Romain Combaud (Nippo Delko One Provence) took the minor placings.

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