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Adam Blythe marks Tinkoff debut with third place in Australia

Adam Blythe marks Tinkoff debut with third place in Australia

British rider Adam Blythe appears on podium in the People’s Choice Classic and talks to CW about his role in new team Tinkoff Adam Blythe already looks at home in Tinkoff kit, having moved to the Russian team from Credit: Watson Adam Blythe opened his season with new team Tinkoff today at the People’s Choice Classic armed with a renewed sense of motivation that helped power the Yorkshireman to third place.

Blythe spearheaded Tinkoff’s assault at the Tour Down Under prelude criterium in Adelaide, South Australia finishing third behind winner Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEdge) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo).

The 26-year-old last year supported Ewan in races for Orica-GreenEdge but found himself sprinting against the Australian on a city circuit.

Blythe has only one compatriot in sports director Sean Yates at the team but appears to be making a seamless transition.

“We had a good training camp in December in Gran Canaria,” Blythe said.

“It was a lot more chilled than I thought [it would be]. I was still training really hard but everyone was just super calm. You never feel like you’re being watched as such. You always just do your own thing, get your training done and that’s all. There’s no other bullshit sort […]

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