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National champion Adam Blythe "almost ran off the road" by driver - and is made to apologise by police

Aqua Blue rider was told to say sorry to motorist for calling him a "stupid old man"...

British national road champion Adam Blythe is the latest pro cyclist to have taken to social media to protest about poor driving.

The Aqua Blue rider posted a series of three tweets this morning in which he revealed he had called the police after he was “almost ran off the road” by a motorist.

But rather than taking action against the driver, police made Blythe apologise to the couple in the car for having called the motorist a “stupid old man.”

The 27-year-old from Sheffield did not reveal whereabouts the incident happened.

The incident comes days after FDJ pro rider Davide Cimolai revealed that he had been knocked off his bike while riding near his home in Italy – where Astana’s Michele Scarponi was killed in a collision involving a van in April.

> FDJ pro’s safety plea after driver knocks him off bike in Italy

Last month, Tour de France champion Chris Froome said he had been deliberately rammed by a hit and run driver while on a training ride in the South of France.

> Chris Froome back on the bike day after being rammed by driver

The Team Sky rider was unhurt, but his Pinarello bike was written off.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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