Following a stellar performance for his DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed team at the Tour of Qinghai Lake, Briton Daniel Lloyd is looking to carry his form forward to the rescheduled British National Championships on August 5th. Lloyd is on superb form after having fought a week long battle with Gabrielle Missaglia (Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Selle Italia) and Francisco Mancebo (Relax-Gam) to secure a close second place in the final classification in China, just one second shy of eventual winner Missaglia.
On the final stage in the Tour of Qinghai Lake, Lloyd fought for intermediate time bonuses, but on the flat course, the Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Selle Italia riders were able to control the sprints and keep Lloyd from taking over the lead. Discovery Channel was able to rack up another stage win by sprinter Allan Davis, who added to his tally of four wins.
"It’s a pity but, hey, we all rode our hearts out today and this is still a great result for me and the team," commented a clearly tired but satisfied Lloyd, "I have ridden better than some really big names in this tour and I can’t wait to get back to the UK and carry this kind of form into the National Championships in two weeks from now!"
The British Cycling National Road Championships Road Race will take place at Abergaveny, Wales on August 5th, and the tough course should suit Lloyd’s excellent climbing abilities.