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Adam Blythe

Adam is one of Britain's leading road riders. He is the current British Elite Road Race Champion and rides at World Tour level for the Tinkoff Pro Cycling Team alongside World Champion Peter Sagan.

Some words from Adam...

Although I am still young I have been a Pro for a number of years. Having raced in Belgium and ridden with Philippe Gilbert at BMC, I thought I knew most things about training and how to prepare for specific goals and targets.

I am the first to admit that I have never been very good at following a program and often prefer to do my own thing. So when I joined NFTO Pro-Cycling last year and heard we had coaching from Jon and Trainsharp it didn’t really mean a great deal to me.

Initially we spoke on the phone a few times and I though ok Jon has some good ideas but that was about as far as it went. Then the racing started in the UK and I realised what I had been previously doing in training did not suit the UK scene. I was not performing as I wanted and could not see a clear way forward.

Sean Yates took me to one side and we had a really good and frank discussion about my future as a bike rider. Sean said I should really give Jon and Trainsharp a chance and follow their guidance.

Well you can’t really ignore Sean so I got back in contact with Jon and I am really happy that I did.

Jon and Trainsharp have a unique way of delivering advice and training sessions that really suited me, they were able to adapt to my needs and I became more open to trying new things as a result.

The “Prudential Ride London-Surrey Classic” was my big goal of the year. I knew it would put me back on the map if I could achieve a good result so I worked closely with Jon to ensure I arrived at the race in the best shape possible.

The day was super tough but I arrived at the finish fresh enough to really think about my tactics in the final km.

The rest as they say is history…