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Adam Blythe parts ways with Lotto-Soudal

Joe Robinson
17 Oct 2019

British rider yet to confirm future after team confirms departure on social media

Adam Blythe will part ways with Lotto-Soudal at the end of the 2019 season with his future yet to be confirmed. The British rider will end his stint with the Belgian WorldTour team after only one year. The team confirmed Blythe would be departing on their Twitter page, while Blythe is yet to comment on his future.

The 30-year-old had made the jump back up to cycling's top tier having spent two seasons with the now-defunct Aqua Blue Sport team.

Blythe was lucky to have earned a move to Lotto-Soudal with many of his Aqua Blue teammates struggling to find contracts after the team folded at the end of 2018.

This was Blythe's second stint with the Lotto-Soudal team having started his professional career there back in 2009, then called Silence-Lotto.

After three years with the team, he moved onto BMC Racing for two seasons before a one year stint at British Continental team NFTO. Single year contracts at Orica GreenEdge and Tinkoff then saw Blythe land at Aqua Blue before his return to the Belgian team.

The Yorkshireman's 2019 season has been relatively light consisting of only 33 race days, with Blythe last finishing a race for the team in late August at the one-day Elfstedenronde in Belgium.

This season, Blythe has also balanced racing with television work, acting as an in-studio analyst for Eurosport at the Grand Tours with his presence being praised by many viewers, thanks in no small part to his array of shirts.

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