Adam Blythe

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Adam Blythe
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Blythe at the 2013 Gent-Wevelgem
Personal information
Full name Adam Michael Blythe
Nickname Tyrone[1]
Born (1989-10-01) 1 October 1989 (age 24)
Sheffield, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight 68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)[1]
Team information
Current team NFTO Pro Cycling
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Amateur team(s)

2007
Jan/Feb 2008
March 2008–
late 2008
2009
2009
Sheffield Phoenix
ScienceinSport-Trek
Pinarello
Wielerclub Des Sprinters Malderen
Konica Minolta
DAVO
Silence-Lotto (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2010–2011
2012–2013
2014–
Omega Pharma-Lotto
BMC Racing Team[2]
NFTO Pro Cycling
Major wins

Stage races

Circuit Franco-Belge (2010)

One-day races and Classics

Nationale Sluitingsprijs (2010)
Binche–Tournai–Binche (2012)
Infobox last updated on
22 May 2014

Adam Michael Blythe (born 1 October 1989) is an English racing cyclist who rides for the NFTO Pro Cycling squad.[3] Blythe began racing at a young age and went on to become a member of British Cycling's Olympic Development Program.

Biography[edit]

Born in Sheffield, Blythe began cycling at a young age with the Sheffield Phoenix club. Cycling was a family activity, his sister Kimberley Blythe was also fairly successful as a young rider.

Blythe became Derbyshire's Junior Sportsman of the Year in the East Midlands Sports Personality of the Year Awards, 2005.[4]

Blythe left the Academy by mutual consent in February 2008, and went to race in Belgium.[5] He stayed with the ex-professional cyclist, Tim Harris, in Westmeerbeek, near Antwerp. Blythe was awarded a Cycling Time Trials scholarship to enable him to race on the continent and develop further. He raced for the Wielerclub Des Sprinters Malderen which is a feeder club for a professional team.[6]

Blythe returned to Belgium to ride for the DAVO squad in 2009, under the tutelage of Kurt Van Der Wouwer, a former professional.[7] He had joined pro-tour team Silence-Lotto as a trainee in July 2009,[8] it was announced on 7 September 2009 that he had signed a two-year contract with Silence-Lotto in the wake of a string of good results for the team.[9][10]

In 2012, Blythe followed his teammate and close friend Philippe Gilbert to the BMC Racing Team.[2] In October 2012, Blythe sprinted his way to victory in the semi-classic Binche–Tournai–Binche, popping out of his teammate's wheel on a cobbled sector with 700 metres (2,300 ft) to go, edging Adrien Petit (Cofidis) and John Degenkolb of Argos-Shimano.[11]

In 2014 Blythe is riding for the new British NFTO team.[3] He currently lives in Monaco,[12]

Palmarès[edit]

Track[edit]

2005
1st United Kingdom Pursuit, British National Track Championships – Under 16
1st United Kingdom Scratch race, British National Track Championships – Under 16
2nd Scratch race, British National Track Championships – Junior
2nd Points race, British National Track Championships – Under 16
3rd 500m TT, British National Track Championships – Under 16
2006
1st European Union Team Pursuit, European Track Championships, Cottbus – Junior
1st United Kingdom Scratch race, British National Track Championships – Junior
2nd Points race, British National Track Championships – Junior
2nd British National Madison Championships (with Matthew Rowe) – Senior
2007
1st European Union Team Pursuit, European Track Championships, Cottbus – Junior
1st United Kingdom British National Madison Championships (with Luke Rowe) – Senior
1st UIV Cup, Ghent Six-day (with Peter Kennaugh)
2nd Scratch race, British National Track Championships – Junior
3rd Points race, British National Track Championships – Junior

Road[edit]

2003
2nd British National Circuit Race Championships – Under 14
2005
1st United Kingdom British National Circuit Race Championships – Under 16
2006
3rd British National Circuit Race Championships
2007
1st Junior Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
1st Axel Three-day
1st Sprint classification
1st Points classification
1st 2 stages
2008
1st Stages 2 & 3b Tour of Hong Kong Shanghai
2009
1st Stage 7 Thüringen-Rundfahrt
1st Circuit du Port de Dunkerque
2010
1st Overall Circuit Franco-Belge
1st Sprint classification
1st Youth classification
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Nationale Sluitingsprijs
2011
3rd Overall Ronde van Drenthe
1st Youth classification
2012
1st Binche–Tournai–Binche
1st Stage 1 Paris–Corrèze
2013
4th Overall Tour of Qatar
1st Stage 2 (TTT)
2014
1st Jersey International Road Race[13]
2nd Jock Wadley Memorial Road Race[14]
6th Rutland–Melton International CiCLE Classic
6th Lincoln Grand Prix[15]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013
Pink jersey Giro WD WD - 167
Yellow jersey Tour - - - -
red jersey Vuelta - - - -

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Team ScienceinSport-Trek Riders 2007". 
  2. ^ a b Wynn, Nigel (28 September 2011). "Blythe signs to BMC Racing". Cycling Weekly (IPC Media Limited). Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Daniel Benson (27 October 2013). "Blythe Out Of BMC And Signs For NFTO". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dame Ellen is East Midlands Sports Personality of the Year". Sport England. 
  5. ^ "Blythe Leaves Academy Programme". Cycling Weekly. 25 February 2008. 
  6. ^ "CTT Back Adam Blythe". CTT. 2008. 
  7. ^ Andrew Canning (2009). "ADAM BLYTHE: RIDER PROFILE". Cycling Weekly. 
  8. ^ Andy McGrath (21 July 2009). "Adam Blythe earns stagiare position at Silence-Lotto". Cycling Weekly. 
  9. ^ Richard Tyler (7 September 2009). "Blythe joins Silence-Lotto for two years". Cycling News. 
  10. ^ Nigel Wynn (7 September 2009). "Blythe wins French race, gets pro deal with Silence-Lotto". Cycling Weekly. 
  11. ^ Lee Walker (2 October 2012). "Blythe wins Binche-Tournai-Binche". Yahoo! Sports (Yahoo! and Eurosport). Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Adam Blythe parts ways with BMC Racing". Cycling Weekly (IPC Media). 23 October 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Blythe wins Pearl Izumi Jersey International Road Race". Tour Series. 15 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Yorkshire riders on top at home and abroad". Yorkshire Post. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Yanto Barker wins Lincoln Grand Prix". Cycling Weekly. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

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