Doull looking for Spring Classics progress after Provence victory

AIXENPROVENCE FRANCE FEBRUARY 16 Arrival Owain Doull of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Celebration Matthias Brndle of Austria and Team Israel StartUp Nation during the 5th Tour de La Provence 2020 Stage 4 a 1705km stage from Avignon to AixEnProvence TDLP letourdelaprovence TDLP2020 on February 16 2020 in AixEnProvence France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Owain Doull (Team Ineos) celebrates victory on the final stage of the Tour de la Provence (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Owain Doull opened Team Ineos' win account for 2020 in Aix-en-Provence after he and three other breakaway men held off a charging peloton in the final stage of the Tour de la Provence. The win promptly propelled Doull to the front rank of favourites for the forthcoming semi-Classics, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne.

Doull, second in Kuurne last year, admitted that he "wasn't expecting for the break to stay away.

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