Klier and Lloyd Extend with Cervelo TestTeam
Andreas Klier extends for two years; Daniel Lloyd will stay with the team until the end of 2011.
Cervélo TestTeam earlier today announced that Andreas Klier (GER) has extended his contract with the team for another two years, until December 2011. Klier, an all-rounder, is a very experienced rider, especially in the spring classics. The 33-year-old German was one of the key riders on the team in its first year. Klier had an excellent classics season and has played a significant role in the success of Cervélo TestTeam to date.
“I feel very confident as part of Cervélo TestTeam,” commented Klier. “Besides riding, we also have the possibility of working together with our partners to help develop our equipment, as well as interacting closely with the public. It is fun to be focused not only on race performances and results, but also on testing new equipment. It is also great to have the chance to work together with such outstanding riders as we have on this team. It is really a pleasure to ride with them.”
“We are very pleased that Andreas will be with us at least until 2011. He is a rider who plays an important role on the team. Besides being a terrific person, he brings a lot of experience and cycling skills to our organization. A rider of his caliber can provide expert support for our leaders and serve as a strong mentor to the younger riders,” said Thomas Campana, Team Manager.
Daniel Lloyd (GBR) has also extended his contract with the team till the end of 2011. The British rider had an auspicious start to the 2009 season, taking 4th place in the GC at the Tour of Qatar. Lloyd also provided strong support and was an integral part of the team’s remarkable success at the Giro d’Italia.
"I am delighted to have signed a contract extension with Cervélo TestTeam. This year they gave me my first opportunity to compete at the top level of the sport,” said Daniel Lloyd. “Despite the fact that the team is less than a year old, we already have a great ethos and atmosphere, and I'm really looking forward to continuing with that over the next two seasons. I am already thinking about next year’s race goals, and continuing with product development and supporting fan access."
“Daniel is a really strong support rider for the classics group, and he proved at this year’s Giro d’Italia that he can also perform the same role in stage races,” said Campana. “Daniel is very focused on the success of the team, and that is exactly the kind of rider with whom we want to work.”