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Blythe stunned by Dutch success

Great Britain's Adam Blythe is "dead happy" with his performance at the weekend's Int. Junioren Driedaagse van Axel, which saw him dominate the Netherlands' junior men's UCI race. The Olympic Development Rider not only took two stage victories on his way to claiming the yellow jersey, he also took home the Points, Sprints and Combination jerseys.

"I think that is my best road win and I'm dead happy with it," Blythe told "You look at some of the past winners and Tom Boonen was third once, so I'm pleased."

If that wasn't enough to make the youngster smile, then knowing he finished second in the Pave category and third in the KOM standings should surely do the trick.

"I like the continental races a lot more," he added. "There is something about the racing there where everyone is racing. There are a lot more riders able to make the race. The race was dead hard but wasn't as hard for me as it has been before. I go into a stage and try to stay near the front and just watch what happens. If I can get into a move then great, if not, I'm happy to see what happens at the end."

Blythe and his British National Team teammates now return home for a stage race in Sussex.