British rising star wins Sluitingsprijs

The final race of the Belgian road cycling season, the Sluitingsprijs in Putte-Kappelen, was won by Adam Blythe of the Omega Pharma/Lotto team. He beat Belgium's Wouter Weylandt in a bunch sprint. Dutchman Stefan Van Dijk came third.

Former world champion Tom Boonen, who recently made his comeback after being plagued by a knee injury, was one of the main attractions of this 77th edition of the race but was not in contention for the victory. His Quick Step team played the card of Wouter Weylandt.

The rising star of British cycling, 21-year-old Adam Blythe, took his fourth victory in two weeks, after also winning two stages and taking the final overall standings in the Franco-Belge race. 

It's the fourth successive year that the Belgians fail to win the Sluitingsprijs before their home crowd in Antwerp province.