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Matthew Lloyd new Australian National Road Champion

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13.01.2008/ Silence-Lotto's Matthew Lloyd won the Australian National Road title today. The 24 year old won after he attacked with 30 kilometres to go. Team High Road's Adam Hansen came in second.

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Matthew Lloyd is the new Australian National Road Champion ( Silence-Lotto)

The first appearance of the new Silence-Lotto outfit was a bull's eye. Matthew Lloyd (Silence-Lotto) attacked with 30 kilometres to go on the tough Ballarat circuit. At that moment the survivors of an early breakaway were still leading the race. lloyd soon joined them and attacked again with only 20 kilometres to go.

Lloyd rode the remaining 20 kilometres alone, towards the yellow-and-green jersey. Finishing 49" later, Adam Hansen (Team High Road) and Rory Sutherland (Health Net p/b Maxxis) completed the podium.

Silence-Lotto suppliers now have some extra work. Specialized, Ridley and Vermarc are already busy with the creation of a special helmet, frame and jersey design.

Results
 
1 Matthew Lloyd (Silence-Lotto)     4.13.22 (38.600 km/h)
2 Adam Hansen (Team High Road)          0.49
3 Rory Sutherland (Health net p/b Maxxis)

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