Britain’s young rider Adam Blythe has delivered a dramatic and perfectly-timed sprint that led to a surprise triumph for him in the wet RideLondon-Surrey Classic riding race yesterday.
A breakaway team of 5 were together foraying into last lap of a few 100 m of the two hundred kilometer course on Mall but it was the 24-year-old lad of NFTO squad who blasted out right from back, getting tremors for his favored contenders.
The bright young rider was powerful enough to lead over fellow Brit Ben Swift from Team Sky & Omega Pharma’s Julian Alaphilippe.
It was quite a tough fight for all the riders courtesy the torrential shower which left the disturbing poodles all across the course causing extreme situation for the contenders at RideLondon-Surrey Classic 2014. A good lot of riders could not stay upright during initial stages due to treacherous conditions & the situation got even harder thanks to constricted country lanes.
Interestingly, the route was used for 2012 London Olympics.
But once the route dried out, the spectators experienced an eleven-man breakaway which included the 2012 world road-racing champ Philippe Gilbert.
It was cut to 5 to set a fantastic finale as chief peloton, including the 2012 Tour France hero Sir Brad Wiggins failed to pull breakaway squad back.
The championship concluded with a remarkable weekend of riding, in capital city that earlier that day featured around 24 thousand novice riders managing a sportive on same course post freecycle event on Saturday where 55 thousand cyclists relished ten miles of traffic-less roads in city centre.
On the other hand, in top notch women Grand Prix tournament last Saturday Giorgia Bronzini of Italy beat top favorite & 2012 Olympic road-racing champ Vos (Marianne) in the last few metres.