Adam Blythe outsprints Mark Cavendish to win National Championships title

Tinkoff's Adam Blythe wins the National Championships road race in Stockton-on-Tees, beating pre-race favourite Mark Cavendish in the final sprint

Adam Blythe wins the 2016 National Championships road race (Andy Jones)

Adam Blythe (Tinkoff) upset pre-race favourite Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) to win the National Championships road race in Stockton-on-Tees.

The 26-year-old former BMC and Orica-GreenEdge rider followed Cavendish's attack in the final 500m to the left of the lead group and after a clash of shoulders outmuscled his WorldTour rival.

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