Daniel Lloyd (cyclist)

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Daniel Lloyd
Daniel Lloyd - Critérium du Dauphiné 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full nameDaniel Lloyd
NicknameThe Boss
Born (1980-08-11) 11 August 1980 (age 38)
Christchurch, England, United Kingdom
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Assistant directeur sportif
Professional team(s)
2003Team endurasport.com
2004–2005Flanders
2006Giant Asia Racing Team
2007DFL-Cyclingnews
2008An Post–M.Donnelly–Grant Thornton–Sean Kelly
2009–2010Cervélo TestTeam
2011Garmin–Cervélo
2012Team IG–Sigma Sport

Daniel "Dan" Lloyd (born 11 August 1980[1]) is a retired English[2] professional road racing cyclist from Christchurch, Dorset.[3][4][5][6][7] In 2007, Daniel Lloyd signed a contract with DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed for whom he rode for one year.[8] He was a member of the Irish An Post–M.Donnelly–Grant Thornton–Sean Kelly team in 2008. In 2009 he joined the Cervélo TestTeam. After his contract expired at the end of 2011, he signed for the British Team IG–Sigma Sport.[9] In November 2012, Lloyd announced his retirement from professional cycling, and he became assistant directeur sportif at IG-Sigma Sport.[10]

Lloyd won the Vuelta a Extremadura overall in 2008 and stages of Tour of Siam and Tour of Qinghai Lake in 2006.

Lloyd also works as a broadcaster for Eurosport's cycling coverage and the Global Cycling Network.[11] Since 2012, he has been the international English finish line commentator for Giro d'Italia.[12]

Career[edit]

Lloyd started off as a mountain bike racer when he was about 13 years old, and his first major success was the Southern Area Mountain Bike Championships when he was a junior.[13] He generally always says that his favourite race is the Tour of Flanders, one of the two major Cobbled Classics, he himself had the opportunity to race in 2009 as part of the Cervélo TestTeam.[14][15] However, in recent years, from a spectator point of view, he has also really started to like Strade Bianche, a race he also rode in 2009 with the Cervélo TestTeam. According to him, the highlights of his cycling career were reaching the Champs-Elysées in the 2010 Tour de France in which he finished 162nd in the General Classification and 125th in the Points Classification,[16] and the 2009 Tour of Qatar, which was the first race that he did with the Cervélo TestTeam.

Personal life[edit]

Growing up, Lloyd's cycling hero was Frank Vandenbroucke.[17] Lloyd is often nicknamed "the Boss" by his co-presenters at the Global Cycling Network.[18] He also has a dog whom he named "Ronde" after his favourite Belgian one-day cycling race: the Tour of Flanders (Dutch: Ronde van Vlaanderen).[19]

Major results[edit]

2006
1st Stage 7 Tour of Siam
4th Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
1st Stage 4
4th Overall Tour d'Indonesia
2007
2nd Overall Tour of Qinghai Lake
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2008
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Vuelta a Extremadura
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
4th Overall Volta Ciclista da Ascension
4th Road race, National Road Championships
6th Overall Cinturón Ciclista a Mallorca
9th Grand Prix Pino Cerami
2009
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
4th Overall Tour of Qatar
9th Monte Paschi Eroica
2011
10th Overall Tour of Britain

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team's database, Cyclingnews". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 28 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Daniel Lloyd (profile)". An Post.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Cycling Weekly News". IPC Media Ltd. 1 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Cycling News Roundup". Daily Peloton. 7 May 2008. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011.
  5. ^ Global Cycling Network (2014-11-01), Daniel Lloyd – Meet The GCN Presenters, retrieved 2017-07-26
  6. ^ "Daniel Lloyd". Global Cycling Network. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  7. ^ "Daniel Lloyd". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  8. ^ "DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed". www.procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  9. ^ "Daniel Lloyd to Team IG–Sigma Sport for 2012". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  10. ^ Scott, George (22 November 2012). "Daniel Lloyd moves into team management". RoadCyclingUK. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  11. ^ Kelly, Cillian. "Hard roads and stepping stones". An Post. Archived from the original on 18 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  12. ^ Global Cycling Network (2016-05-20), A Day In The Life Of A Cycling Commentator | Giro D'Italia 2016, retrieved 2017-07-23
  13. ^ Global Cycling Network (2014-11-01), Daniel Lloyd – Meet The GCN Presenters, retrieved 2017-07-25
  14. ^ Global Cycling Network (2014-11-01), Daniel Lloyd – Meet The GCN Presenters, retrieved 2017-07-25
  15. ^ "Dan Lloyd talks about his Tour of Flanders ride - Cycling Weekly". Cycling Weekly. 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  16. ^ "Daniel Lloyd". www.procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  17. ^ Global Cycling Network (2014-11-01), Daniel Lloyd – Meet The GCN Presenters, retrieved 2017-07-26
  18. ^ Global Cycling Network (2014-11-01), Daniel Lloyd – Meet The GCN Presenters, retrieved 2017-07-26
  19. ^ Global Cycling Network (2014-11-01), Daniel Lloyd – Meet The GCN Presenters, retrieved 2017-07-26

External links[edit]

  • YouTube Daniel Lloyd interview with sponsors Neovite colostrum along with Dan Fleeman and Phil Jarvis