Matthew Lloyd (cyclist)

Matthew Lloyd (born 24 May 1983) is an Australian former professional road bicycle racer, who rode professionally between 2007 and 2014. Lloyd is the first Australian cyclist to win a King of the Mountains competition in a grand tour.

Matthew Lloyd
Matthew Lloyd LBL2008 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full nameMatthew Lloyd
Born (1983-05-24) 24 May 1983 (age 38)
Melbourne, Australia
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimbing specialist
Professional teams
2007–2011Predictor–Lotto
2012–2013Lampre–ISD[1]
2014Jelly Belly–Maxxis[2]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
Mountains classification (2010)
1 individual stage (2010)

One day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2008)

CareerEdit

He turned professional in 2007 with the Predictor–Lotto team, after riding for the SouthAustralia.com/AIS team. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[3]

Lloyd was released by Omega Pharma–Lotto in April 2011 for "behavioural reasons" rather than a drug problem.[4] Lloyd signed a two-year deal with Lampre–ISD in November 2011.[5]

Major resultsEdit

Source:[6]

2004
1st Stage 12 Herald Sun Tour
2005
1st   Under-23 criterium, National Road Championships
1st   Overall Tour of Wellington
1st Stage 5
3rd Grafton–Inverell
2006
1st Trofeo Alcide De Gasperi
1st Stage 1 Tour of Japan
Herald Sun Tour
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stage 5
1st Stage 5 Tour of Wellington
1st Stage 3 Rhonde de Soulore-Oubisque
3rd Overall Baby Giro
2007
4th Overall Tour Down Under
2008
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
4th Giro dell'Emilia
7th Overall Settimana Coppi e Bartali
2009
6th Road race, National Road Championships
2010
Giro d'Italia
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stage 6
2012
2nd Road race, National Road Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  Giro d'Italia 61 30 50 70
  Tour de France 46 47 DNF
  Vuelta a España DNF 50
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lampre-Merida (LAM) – ITA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  2. ^ Weislo, Laura (6 January 2014). "Matthew Lloyd returns with Jelly Belly". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  3. ^ AIS Athletes at the Olympics Archived 6 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Farrand, Stephen (14 April 2011). "Omega Pharma-Lotto release Matt Lloyd". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Lloyd signs for Lampre-ISD". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  6. ^ http://www.cyclingbase.com/palcoureurs.php?id=3295&idtitle=1

External linksEdit

  Media related to Matthew Lloyd (cyclist) at Wikimedia Commons