Adam Blythe

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Adam Blythe
De Panne - Driedaagse van De Panne-Koksijde, etappe 1, 31 maart 2015, vertrek (A84).JPG
Adam Blythe in 2015
Personal information
Full name Adam Michael Blythe
Nickname Tyrone[1]
Born (1989-10-01) 1 October 1989 (age 25)
Sheffield, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight 68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)[1]
Team information
Current team Orica-GreenEDGE
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Amateur team(s)
? Sheffield Phoenix
2007 ScienceinSport-Trek
Jan/Feb 2008 Pinarello
March 2008– Wielerclub Des Sprinters Malderen
late 2008 Konica Minolta
2009 DAVO
2009 Silence-Lotto (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2010–2011 Omega Pharma-Lotto
2012–2013 BMC Racing Team[2]
2014 NFTO Pro Cycling
2015- Orica-GreenEDGE
Major wins

Stage races

Circuit Franco-Belge (2010)

One-day races and Classics

Nationale Sluitingsprijs (2010)
Binche–Tournai–Binche (2012)
London–Surrey Classic (2014)
Infobox last updated on
31 Aug 2014

Adam Michael Blythe (born 1 October 1989) is an English professional road and track racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTour team Orica-GreenEDGE. Blythe began racing at a young age and went on to become a member of British Cycling's Olympic Development Programme.


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.[3]

Blythe left the Academy by mutual consent in February 2008, and went to race in Belgium.[4] 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.[5]

Blythe returned to Belgium to ride for the DAVO squad in 2009, under the tutelage of Kurt Van Der Wouwer, a former professional.[6] He had joined pro-tour team Silence-Lotto as a trainee in July 2009,[7] 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.[8][9]

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.[10]

In 2014 Blythe rode for the newly formed British NFTO team.[11] After a very successful year competing on the British domestic scene, Blythe joined Australian team Orica-GreenEDGE for the 2015 season.[12] He currently lives in Monaco.[13]



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
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
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
2nd Team pursuit, British National Track Championships (with Sam Williams, Jon Mould, Russell Downing and Sam Harrison)[14]


2nd British National Circuit Race Championships – Under 14
1st United Kingdom British National Circuit Race Championships – Under 16
3rd British National Circuit Race Championships
1st Junior Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne
1st Axel Three-day
1st Sprint classification
1st Points classification
1st 2 stages
Tour of Hong Kong Shanghai
1st Stages 2 & 3b
1st Stage 7 Thüringen-Rundfahrt
1st Circuit du Port de Dunkerque
2nd Ereprijs Victor De Bruyne
5th Antwerpse Havenpijl
1st Overall Circuit Franco-Belge
1st Sprint classification
1st Youth classification
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Nationale Sluitingsprijs
3rd Omloop van het Houtland
4th GP de fourmies
4th Schaal Sels
3rd Overall Ronde van Drenthe
1st Youth classification
3rd GP Stad Zottegem
7th Overall Tour de Wallonie-Picarde
1st Binche–Tournai–Binche
1st Stage 1 Paris–Corrèze
2nd Omloop van het Houtland
3rd Handzame Classic
4th Grand Prix d'Isbergues - Pas de Calais
10th Overall Tour of Qatar
4th Overall Tour of Qatar
1st Stage 2 (TTT)
1st RideLondon–Surrey Classic[15]
1st British National Circuit Race Championships[16]
1st Otley Grand Prix[17]
1st Ipswich and Coastal Grand Prix[18]
1st Circuit of the Fens[19]
1st Jersey International Road Race[20]
2nd Jock Wadley Memorial Road Race[21]
2nd Beverley Grand Prix[22]
2nd Sheffield Grand Prix[23]
3rd Beaumont Trophy
6th Rutland–Melton International CiCLE Classic
6th Lincoln Grand Prix[24]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pink jersey Giro WD WD - 167 -
Yellow jersey Tour - - - - -
red jersey Vuelta - - - - -

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP


  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. ^ "Dame Ellen is East Midlands Sports Personality of the Year". Sport England. 
  4. ^ "Blythe Leaves Academy Programme". Cycling Weekly. 25 February 2008. 
  5. ^ "CTT Back Adam Blythe". CTT. 2008. 
  6. ^ Andrew Canning (2009). "ADAM BLYTHE: RIDER PROFILE". Cycling Weekly. 
  7. ^ Andy McGrath (21 July 2009). "Adam Blythe earns stagiare position at Silence-Lotto". Cycling Weekly. 
  8. ^ Richard Tyler (7 September 2009). "Blythe joins Silence-Lotto for two years". Cycling News. 
  9. ^ Nigel Wynn (7 September 2009). "Blythe wins French race, gets pro deal with Silence-Lotto". Cycling Weekly. 
  10. ^ Lee Walker (2 October 2012). "Blythe wins Binche-Tournai-Binche". Yahoo! Sports (Yahoo! and Eurosport). Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Daniel Benson (27 October 2013). "Blythe Out Of BMC And Signs For NFTO". Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  12. ^ Nick Bull (9 September 2014). "Adam Blythe to join Orica-GreenEdge". Cycling Weekly (IPC Media Sports & Leisure network). Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Adam Blythe parts ways with BMC Racing". Cycling Weekly (IPC Media). 23 October 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "British National Track Championships 24th-28th September 2014: Communiqué No 010" (PDF). Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "London-Surrey Classic: Adam Blythe beats Ben Swift to win race". BBC. 10 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "2014 British Cycling National Circuit Race Championship - Hull - July 9, 2014: Men's Championship: Official Result" (PDF). British Cycling. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  17. ^ Whitehouse, Andy (2 July 2014). "Blythe victorious in Property Development Otley Grand Prix". British Cycling. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  18. ^ Williams, Huw (31 August 2014). "Yanto Barker takes British Cycling Elite Road Series title". British Cycling. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  19. ^ Whitehouse, Andy (27 July 2014). "Adam Blythe (NFTO Pro Cycling) wins the 2014 Vericool for Schools Circuit of the Fens". British Cycling. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "Blythe wins Pearl Izumi Jersey International Road Race". Tour Series. 15 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "Yorkshire riders on top at home and abroad". Yorkshire Post. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  22. ^ Swarbrick, Guy (18 July 2014). "Mike Northey (Madison Genesis) wins latest round of the 2014 British Cycling Elite Circuit Series". British Cycling. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  23. ^ "Kristian House (Rapha Condor-JLT) wins penultimate round of the 2014 British Cycling Elite Circuit Series". British Cycling. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  24. ^ "Yanto Barker wins Lincoln Grand Prix". Cycling Weekly. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 

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