Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is happy to announce the signing of Dan Lloyd. He will come out of retirement and join the team for the rest of the season. Lloyd, who has been working in the cycling media as lead presenter for the YouTube channel Global Cycling Network (GCN) over the last three years, previously raced at the top level of the sport as a member of the Cervelo Test Team.
The initial contact with Lloyd was made at the Tour de France last year and we’re extremely happy that our partners Dimension Data, Deloitte, Cervélo, among others were keen on having him become a part of the team.
Lloyd will mentor our young talented riders on and off the bike. Given his current popularity and experience with the media at GCN, he will assist our riders with their media presence and media relations.
Our coaches have been working hard with Lloyd over the past few months. He has been improving a lot and will start racing for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka at the Brabantse Pijl.
Find a video statement and first riding impressions of Lloyd in his new outfit here:
To find out more about Lloyd, click here: http://africasteam.com/2015/12/31/dan-lloyd/
We are really excited to welcome Dan Lloyd into Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. He was a key domestique for riders like Carlos Sastre and we believe that he can add a lot of value to the team. Given his climbing abilities and Grand Tour experience he’ll be a great mentor for our African talents. Apart from that Dan can also help them to mature in their media engagement. He has gained a lot of experience and attention through his work with GCN, and these are skills that we’re looking forward to include into our existing structures.
Douglas Ryder – Team Principal
Dimension Data is delighted to welcome Dan Lloyd to the team. As an employer of choice in the Information Technology sector Dimension Data pride ourselves on our ability to attract and retain the best talent available. Despite his few years of retirement we still view Dan as one of the best of his generation and are truly excited about his ability to prosper within the team in 2016.
Adam Foster – Dimension Data, Group Executive Sports
We are thrilled to welcome Dan Lloyd back. He was a key member of the Cervélo TestTeam, and we are proud that riding our bikes was one of the main reasons he joined Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. His new role will continue that tradition of success – he still looks good with an ‘é’ on his kit – and we wish him the best of luck in his efforts.
Antoine Ballon – Cervélo, Director of Global Marketing
We are very sad to lose Dan, as he’s much loved by the team and our millions of viewers around the world on Facebook and YouTube. I always encourage the GCN team to follow their dreams, and I know Dan had to scratch this itch. I hope GCN fans will join me in hoping Dan’s dreams come true as a part of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka.
Simon Wear – Founder, Global Cycling Network