Cycling: Strong start for Blythe at Giro

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Sheffield’s Adam Blythe has had a good start to his hopes of completing the Giro d’Italia at the third attempt.

Blythe, aged 23, from Dronfield, is supporting his BMC Racing leader Cadel Evan’s attempts to win the maglia rosa. However, a seventh placed finish on Saturday’s opening day showed his intentions to compete for sprint victories during the 21 stage Grand Tour.