Owain Doull takes first pro win as Team Sky finish one-two on Herald Sun Tour stage three

A Welsh pairing were the dominant force in the day’s breakaway

Owain Doull has won his first pro race at the Herald Sun Tour (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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Owain Doull’s ambitions to step up in 2019 have been boosted as the Welshman took his first pro win at the Herald Sun Tour.

The 25-year-old was aided by the experience of team-mate Luke Rowe, with the Team Sky pairing made it into the nine-man breakaway on stage three.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.