Blythe wins again in Belgium

Briton Adam Blythe won the Nationale Sluitingsprijs Putte-Kapellen, Belgium, on Tuesday, just over a week after winning the Circuit Franco-Belge overall.

Blythe took the UCI 1.1-ranked event ahead of Belgian Wouter Weylandt and Dutchman Stefan van Dijk.

It’s the first time that a Briton has won the race in its 80-year history. Former winners include Gert Steegmans, Tom Steels and Nick Nuyens.

Blythe, originally from Sheffield, turned 21 during the Circuit Franco-Belge. He left the British Cycling Olympic Academy in 2008 to forge his own way in Europe with financial assistance from Cycling Time Trials.

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