Adam Blythe to join Orica-GreenEdge

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic winner signs a two-year deal with the Australian team.

Adam Blythe, Jersey International Road Race 2014

Adam Blythe will race again at WorldTour level next season, as Cycling Weekly understands he has signed a two-year deal at Orica-GreenEdge.

Blythe, who is based in Monaco and is currently competing in the Friends Life Tour of Britain, rode for top division teams between 2010 and 2013.

He joined the third-tier British squad NFTO for this season after leaving BMC, and took a high-profile victory in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on August 10.

It was his first UCI-ranked victory since October 2012, although he has enjoyed success in domestic events throughout this year. In July, he won the British Circuit Race Championships.

A spokesperson for NFTO declined to comment.

Speculation had recently linked the 24-year-old to MTN-Qhubeka. However, he will become the third British rider at Orica – twin brothers Adam and Simon Yates joined the Australian outfit for 2014.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.