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Adam Blythe is looking for a win in a pair of one-day races this week in Belgium. (©BMC/Tim De Waele.)
Adam Blythe is looking for a win in a pair of one-day races this week in Belgium. (©BMC/Tim De Waele.)

Blythe Eyes Pair Of Belgian One-Day Races

11. March 2013

Nokere Koerse on Wednesday and Friday's Handzame Classic provide the BMC Racing Team with an opportunity to test the legs of sprinter Adam Blythe.

Weather Could Be A Factor
Blythe, third at the Hanzame Classic last year, says he brings even better form and confidence to the two races in Belgium."I'm looking forward to racing some races that suit me," he said. "Both races this week I want to win. Nokere is always a sprint finish. I just have go get a good position for the sprint, which is a 250-meter rise to the finish on cobbles. It's the same with Handzame. It's normally a small group of 20 to 30 riders at the finish. I hope to be there and to feel good and have a good sprint in me." BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Jackson Stewart said the strength of the team provides other options if the nearly 200-kilometer races are not shaping up to be bunch sprints. "We will see how the weather and conditions play out and be mindful of other opportunities if they present themselves," Stewart said. "But Blythe will be our fastest finisher and I think we have a good roster to support him in these races."

BMC Racing Team Nokere Koerse roster (March 13):
Adam Blythe (GBR), Marcus Burghardt (GER), Yannick Eijssen (BEL), Martin Kohler (SUI), Sebastian Lander (DEN), Steve Morabito (SUI), Larry Warbasse (USA), Danilo Wyss (SUI).

BMC Racing Team Handzame Classic roster (March 15):
Adam Blythe (GBR), Marcus Burghardt (GER), Yannick Eijssen (BEL), Martin Kohler (SUI), Sebastian Lander (DEN), Steve Morabito (SUI), Larry Warbasse (USA), Danilo Wyss (SUI).

Sport Director:
Jackson Stewart (USA)

Doctor:
Scott Major (USA)

Staff:
Bus Driver: Filip Sercu (BEL). Mechanics: Peter De Bleecker (BEL), Aaron Fairley (USA), Glen Vandevyvere (BEL). Soigneurs: Bernd Coutteau (BEL), Anthony Lafourte (BEL), Marc Paeme (BEL), Anthony Pauwels (BEL), Maarten Vanduffel (BEL).