Daniel Lloyd: One More Cup of Coffee for the Road

Eamonn Deane of www.sportsmassagebournemouth.co.uk writes “I rode with Daniel Lloyd (Garmin-Cervelo) for a couple of hours this week. He said it was a recovery ride but I am sure there was a little bit of level 2 in there! (You can take the cyclist out of the local chain gang but…..).

Daniel was looking as lean as I have ever seen him. His calves were “well cut” and I was more than a little envious! Honest as always, Dan is not completely happy with his form. He is certainly under raced, having had a months paternity leave after the birth of his son Jude.

He will start the Criterium du Dauphine in France on Sunday June 5th. The traditional Tour de France appetiser is always a good test of form for the big guns. Daniel rode the Dauphine last year but had only just finished the Giro so this year he will be more rested.

Although a warm up for the “Tour”, Lloyd does not expect a ride this year. He talks of the Tour of Poland, The Eneco tour and the National RR Championships. A quiet July, a busy August and possibly the Vuelta a Espana, are all on the agenda.

We stop for coffee in the Hampshire market town of Ringwood, one of us has cake with the coffee! Dan picks up the tab and turns a few heads in his Garmin-Cervelo kit as he waits at the counter. With one eye on a contract for next season, Daniel Lloyd will be looking to impress with some solid performances in the coming months.

Perhaps this was on his mind as he “nailed it” on the 10 mile dash back into Bournemouth…