With four Britons on the new Cervélo Test Team, it represents the largest contingent of British riders on a single team for almost 20 years.

Dan Lloyd and Dan Fleeman join from AN Post, Hammond breaks from Columbia whilst Hunt signs after his Crédit Agricole team failed to find a replacement sponsor.

Cycling Weekly took the chance to speak to the British riders at the team training camp in Portugal last week about how they?re feeling ahead of the 2009 season.


ROGER HAMMOND

Roger HammondAge: 34

Previous team: Columbia

First race: Tour of Qatar

Season goal: Paris-Roubaix. ?The moment I stop [dreaming about Paris-Roubaix], I?ll stop bike riding?


DAN LLOYD

Dan LloydAge: 28

Previous team: AN Post

First race: Tour of Qatar

Season objective: ?There are no particular races, but I?m down for Amstel Gold, that?s something I?d like to have a shot at. But there are a couple of other guys in the team who want to do really well there, and they?ve got a lot more experience. I like a variety of races and I like the fighting for position that you get in the northern European races?


DAN FLEEMAN

Dan FleemanAge: 26

Previous team: AN Post

First race: Tour of Langkawi

Season objective: ?Ideally, I?d like to win one of the shorter stage races. A 2.1 or a 2.HC. The other thing I?d like to do is ride a Grand Tour and help somebody like Carlos [Sastre]. Doing something like that would give me just as much satisfaction?


JEREMY HUNT

Jeremy HuntAge: 34

Previous team: Crédit Agricole

Season objective: ?I?d really love to win a semi-Classic or a Classic; I?ve come close a couple of times?

RELATED LINKS:

Roger Hammond: rider profile

Dan Lloyd: rider profile

Dan Fleeman: rider profile

Jeremy Hunt: rider profile

Cervélo training camp: blog part one

Cervélo training camp: blog part two

Cervélo Test Team launch photos