PERSONAL PROFILE

Matthew LloydMatthew Lloyd

 

AKA: Lloydy.

DOB: 24th, May 1983

Team: Omega-Pharma Lotto

Lives: Varese Italy

Home: Australia

Pro Since: 2007

Victories:

2010 Mt Classification overall Giro D’Italia

2010 Stage 6 Giro D’Italia

2008 Australian Road Champion

2006 Tour of Japan (stage)

2006 Tropheo Degasperi

Career Highlights:

2010 Mt Classification overall Giro D’Italia

2010 Stage 8 Giro D’Italia

Tour De France 2009

Giro DItalia 2007-2010

Vuelta Espagnia 2009

World Championships 2007-2009.

Australian Road Champion 2008

Other Facts about me!

Distinguishing Features: short.. malnourished. Almost balck sometimes

How did riding bikes become your life?

I love to go fast… Fortunately, on the bike I found myself going fast at the right time and place. It makes for an interesting job if the aim is to always go quicker.

Most Memorable Pedaling Experience:

Riding the final stage of the 2010 Giro D’Italia wearing the Mt Jersey knowing that it was mine and no one could take it off me and also the Tour De France 2009- I realized it was very similar to every other race.. some go faster.. Others dont!

Most Memorable Pedaling Moment you have observed from a couch?

I never watch cycling.. I do enough of it as it is.

Person You’d most like go riding with:

Buddha…  My Brother (not a religion based opinion)

Most embarrassing bike riding moment:

I have none!

Favorites:

Bike: Low-Rider   Group Set: Campagnolo

Food: Pad Thai   Drink: Red     Actor: Kulkin (igby goes down)

Band/Singer: Maynard James Keenan (Tool)

Sport outside of cycling: Freestyle alpine skiing

Quote: why not.

TEAM PROFILE

Omega Pharma – Lotto

I ride for Omega Pharma-Lotto and have done for the past few years. The team has been great for my career and I truly value all the support they have given me.

Lotto

Lotto has a long history of cycling sponsorship, they began sponsoring 1984 with Tönissteiner-Lotto-Mavic-Pecotex. In 1985, it became prime sponsor of a team bearing only its name. Walter Godefroot and Patrick Lefevere were early directeur sportifs. The fusion of the Lotto-Adecco and Domo-Farm Frites teams for the start of the 2003 season created the current team and structure in the guise of Lotto-Domo.

Omega Pharma

Omega Pharma had previously been a co-sponsor of the Quick Step-Davitamon team in 2003 and 2004. Omega Pharma became the main sponsors in 2005, under their Davitamon brand name, the team name switched to Omega Pharma’s Predictor brand name in 2007, and finally under the Silence brand from 2008 onwards.

Current team structure

The team is managed by Belgians Marc Sergeant and Geert Coeman and they are assisted by their countrymen Hendrik Redant, Herman Frison and former Belgian National Team selector José De Cauwer, as well as Italian Roberto Damiani. Filip Demyttenaere acts as public relations manager.