Adam Blythe stages remarkable recovery from late puncture to finish second in Nokere Koerse

British champion comfortably beaten in final sprint by Nacer Bouhanni

Adam Blythe before stage two of the 2017 Dubai Tour

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British champion Adam Blythe (Aqua Blue Sport) produced a remarkable recovery in Nokere Koerse to finish second behind Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) after a late puncture.

Blythe suffered a front wheel puncture with 11km remaining in the Belgian race, and seemed to be out of contention as the pace steadily ramped up at the front.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.