Blythe joins Silence-Lotto for two years

ProTour squad shows faith in British youngster

Silence-Lotto have signed British rider Adam Blythe to a two-year contract. The 19-year-old will join the ProTour squad in 2010 after a successful season with the Belgian team's Continental feeder team, Davo-Lotto.

Blythe had been selected to race as a stagiaire with Silence-Lotto this autumn.  However the announcement of the two-year deal fast-tracks the progress of the former member of British Cycling's Olympic Academy.

He left the British Cycling development program in 2008, riding for Konica Minolta before he was recruited to Davo-Lotto for 2009. Blythe's progress has been guided since by the Davo's directeur sportif and former professional, Kurt Van De Wouwer.

Blythe will join Silence-Lotto after a successful season. He won a stage at each of the Thüringen Rundfahrt and the Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux. Last month he claimed two stages at the Ronde van Antwerpen.

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