Lloyd signs with Davitamon-Lotto
South Australia.com AIS rider, Matt Lloyd, has signed a two year contract to ride with the Davitamon-Lotto ProTour professional cycling team. The 23 year old Victorian has been one of the most consistent performers for SouthAustralia.com-AIS in 2006 highlighted by his third place overall in the U26 Tour of Italy and fifth overall in the Tour of Japan.
Davitamon-Lotto already boasts an impressive line up of talented Australians. Three time Tour de France sprint champion, Robbie McEwen and Cadel Evans, who this year finished fifth overall in the Tour de France, ride for the Belgian registered team.
"Matt only began cycling competitively three years ago but has quickly developed into a very talented climber," said SouthAustralia.com-AIS Team Director, Brian Stephens.
The SouthAustralia.com-AIS team was launched this year as part of the Cycling Australia-AIS high performance program with the aim of preparing young riders for the challenges of a professional cycling career.
Rider profiles, results and information are available on the official team website www.southaustralia-ais.com
For further information (media only) please contact:
Gennie Sheer, Sheer Rhetoric - Communications Director, Cycling Australia
Tel: +61 (0) 418 863 533