Blythe wins in Belgium

Weylandt, Van Dijck round out top three at at the Prix Putte-Kapellen

Britain’s Adam Blythe ended his first full season with the Omega Pharma-Lotto team with a victory at the Prix de clôture de Putte-Kapellen, the last race of the season on the Belgian calendar.

Blythe won two stages and the overall classification at last week’s Circuit Franco Belge. He is now the second most successful rider in the Omega Pharma-Lotto team after leader Philippe Gilbert, who has five wins to his credit.

Blythe beat Wouter Weylandt (QuickStep) and Stefan van Dijck (Verandas Willems) with another impressive sprint finish.

"If only the season could last a little longer for me," Blythe joked after his win. "No seriously, enough is enough. This victory is a nice end to a successful season."

The race was also Tom Boonen’s final race of a troubled 2010 season. The Quick Step team leader has opted not to ride the Giro del Piemonte on Thursday and will now focus on completing his rehabilitation treatment on his knee.

Six rider break

The 183km Prix de clôture de Putte-Kapellen was shaped by a six-rider move that formed early in the race.

Nick Nuyens (Rabobank), Thomas De Gendt (Topsport Vlaanderen), Rob Goris (Palmans-Cras), Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil) David Boucher (Landbouwkrediet) and Australia’s Mitchel Docker (Skil-Shimano) were all in there, although Goris had a mechanical problem and was disqualified for taking an illegal tow back to the break.

The remaining five riders opened a three-minute lead and stayed together until the final two laps of the 16.69km circuit. De Gendt tried a lone move with two laps to go but was caught as the peloton closed in on the break.

The gap was just 40 seconds with one lap to go, several late attacks were pulled back and then Blythe produced another perfect sprint to end his season on high.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adam Blythe (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto4:13:28 
3Stefan Van Dijck (Ned) Verandas Willems  
4Wim Stroetinga (Ned) Team Milram  
5Jempy Drucker (Lux) Continental Team Differdange  
6Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
7Timothy Dupont (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht  
8Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
9Yoeri Havik (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
10Egidius Juodvalkis (Ltu) Palmans-Cras  
11Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
12Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
13Siebrecht Pieters (Bel) Jong Vlanderen - Bauknecht  
14Remco Te Brake (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
15Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Palmans - Cras  
16Johim Ariesen (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
17Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
18Joeri Stallaert (Bel) Jong Vlanderen Bauknecht  
19Francesco Van Coppernolle (Bel) Qin Cycling Team  
20Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol  
21Maxim Debusschere (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
22Kevin Peeters (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
23Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
24Benjamin Verraes (Bel) Jong Vlanderen Bauknecht  
25Tom Vanbecelaere (Bel) Palmans-Cras  
26Gilles Devillers (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol  
27Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
28Peter Schulting (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
29Tjarco Cuppens (Ned) Continental Team Differdange  
30Sjef De Wilde (Bel) Verandas Willems  
31Bas Krauwel (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
32Jonathan Bertrand (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
33Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank  
34Boris Dron (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol  
35Bob Schoonbroodt (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
36Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
37Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
38Laurent Donnay (Bel)  
39Frank Scherzinger (Ger)  
40Gil Suray (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
41Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank  
42Guillaume Dessibourg (Swi)  
43Bert De Backer (Bel) Skil - Shimano  
44Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
45Stefan Vreugdenhil (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
46Tom Thill (Lux) Continental Team Differdange  
47Steven Caethoven (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
48Sander Oostlander (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
49Timothy Vangheel (Ned) Palmans - Cras  
50Ronan Mclaughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
51Joeri Calleeuw (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht  
52Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Qin Cycling Team  
53Kevin Verwaest (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht  
54James Van Landschoot (Bel) Verandas Willems  
55Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
56Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
57Stefan Van Winden (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
58David Rösch (Ger) Atlas Personal  
59Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
60Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
61Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram  
62Jurgen François (Bel)  
63Garret Broeders (Bel)  
64Nico Schneider (Ger) Continental Team Differdange  
65Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
66David Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet  
67Florian Salzinger (Ger)  
68Bart Dockx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
69Christian Poos (Lux) Continental Team Differdange  
70Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram  
71Jack Vermeulen (Ned) Van Vliet EBH Elshof  
72Martin Hacecky (Cze)  
73Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
74Jarno Gmelich Meijling (Ned)  
75Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
76Bruno Guggisberg (Swi) Atlas Personal  
77Peter Erdin (Swi) Atlas Personal  
78Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Quick Step  
79Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step  
80Sven Van den Houte (Bel)  
81Eric Van De Meent (Ned) Qin Cycling Team  
82James Spragg (GBr) Qin Cycling Team  
83Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
84Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
85Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
86Tom Relou (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
87Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
88Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
89Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
90Michael Vanderaerden (Bel) Qin Cycling Team  
91Dieter Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems  
92Sven Renders (Bel) Verandas Willems  
93Kim Borry (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
94Steven De Neef (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht  
95Mitchel Boet (Bel)  
96Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
97Stefan Schäfer (Ger)  
98Andy Cappelle (Bel) Verandas Willems  
99Glenn Van de Maele  
100Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
101Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
102Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
103Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
104Glenn d'Hollander (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
105Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank  
106Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
107Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
108Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
109Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
110Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
111Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
112Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano  
113Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
114Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
115Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
116Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
117Matthew Brammeier (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
118Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Verandas Willems  
119Frederique Robert (Bel)  
120Tom Van Den Haute (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
121Sierk-Jan De Haan (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
122Jimmy Janssens (Bel)  
123Geert Omloop (Bel) Palmans - Cras  
124Jelle Posthuma (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels0:00:37 
125Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram0:00:47 
126Kevin Van Impe (Bel) Quick Step0:00:53 
127Benoit Naert (Bel)0:01:25 
128Guillaume Van Keirsbulck0:02:07 
129Bassirou Konte (CIV)0:03:19 
130Liam Poole (Aus)  

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