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Team information
UCI code TIA (2005–2006)
TSL (2007–2008)
GRM (2009–2012)
GRS (2012–2014)
TCG (2015–present)
Based Boulder, Colorado, United States
Founded 2003 (2003)
Discipline Road (2003−present)
Track (2003−2006)
Status Unrecognized (2003–2004)
UCI Continental (2005−2006)
UCI Professional Continental (2007–2008)
UCI World Tour (2009–present)
Bicycles Abici (2003)
Lemond (2004)
Javelin (2005–2006)
Felt (2007–2010)
Cervélo (2011–2014)
Cannondale (2015–present)
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Jonathan Vaughters
Team name history
Cannondale-Garmin jersey
Current season

Cannondale-Garmin, officially Team Cannondale-Garmin, (UCI Code: TCG) is an American professional cycling team. Founded in 2003, the team entered the UCI World Tour in 2009. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, the squad maintains a European-base in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Slipstream Sports LLC, a holding company, owns Cannondale-Garmin. The directeur sportif and general manager is Jonathan Vaughters, a former rider. Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, an American-Canadian bicycle manufacturer, is the title sponsor. Garmin Ltd., an American-Swiss Global Positioning System (GPS) manufacturer, is the presenting sponsor.

Between the 2009 and the 2014 UCI World Tours, Cannondale-Garmin finished inside the top-ten on four occasions. Noble results include: the 2009 Vattenfall Cyclassics and the 2010 Vattenfall Cyclassics with American Tyler Farrar, the 2010 Tour de Pologne, the 2013 Volta a Catalunya, the 2013 Liège–Bastogne–Liège, and the 2014 Giro di Lombardia with Irishman Dan Martin, the 2011 Tour Down Under with Australian Cameron Meyer, the 2011 Paris–Roubaix with Belgian Johan Vansummeren, the 2012 Giro d'Italia with Canadian Ryder Hesjedal, and the 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné with American Andrew Talansky. Between 2008 and 2014, the team claimed nineteen Grand Tour stages – seven in the Tour de France, six in the Giro d'Italia, and six in the Vuelta a España.

The squad is know for its anti-doping stance. The team reviews blood levels before signing new riders, and maintains an internal testing system. No rider has tested positive during or after his tenure at Cannondale-Garmin. However, riders who competed with banned substances in the late-1990s to early-2000s are allowed to compete with team following their confession and subsequent ban.


Early years[edit]

Vaughters founded the team for 2003 as a junior development squad. Its sponsor was 5280 magazine in Denver. The following year TIAA-CREF became sponsor and Vaughters fielded professional and amateur riders. 5280 and TIAA-CREF continued to sponsor Garmin's youth riders in subsequent years, followed by the restaurant chain Chipotle.


In 2007 Slipstream Sports LLC took the management and the team raced under the name Team Slipstream. In 2008 Chipotle Mexican Grill began to sponsor the team and the team name was changed to Team Slipstream by Chipotle. The name was changed again in June 2008 after the navigation system manufacturer Garmin was announced as main sponsor, a week prior to the 2008 Tour de France. Their first major Tour was the 2008 Giro d'Italia, where they won the Team Time Trial and Christian Vande Velde wore the pink jersey for one stage. In the Tour de France Vande Velde finished fourth and the team was leading from stage 3 until stage 6. Garmin remained sponsor in 2009 and the team was renamed Garmin-Slipstream. In the 2009 Tour de France Bradley Wiggins was the major surprise, finishing fourth overall – later upgraded to third place after Lance Armstrong's results were voided by the UCI – while Vande Velde finished 8th. In the 2009 Vuelta a España the sprinter Tyler Farrar, the time trial specialist David Millar and the Canadian Ryder Hesjedal took stage wins for the team. In 2010 Transitions Optical became co-sponsors of the team. Hesjedal was the best rider for the team in the 2010 Tour de France, finishing 7th.


On August 28, 2010, Garmin-Transitions announced it was switching working agreements from Felt Bicycles to Cervélo bikes, and that it would change its name to Garmin-Cervélo for the 2011 season. Felt chose not to exercise its option with Garmin-Transitions after a four-year working agreement. The Cervélo TestTeam folded and seven riders moved to Garmin-Cervélo, including then world champion Thor Hushovd.[1][2] Ahead of the 2012 season, the team again changed names to Garmin-Barracuda, after Barracuda Networks joined the team as a sponsor. Despite giving up the team's second name, Cervélo will remain with the team as its official bicycle supplier.[3] In June 2012, the Sharp Corporation became the second team name sponsor, although Barracuda remained a named member of the organisation.[4][5]

After months of speculation, Garmin-Sharp and Cannondale announced on 20 August 2014 that for the 2015 season the two teams will merge. Cannondale will become the teams title sponsor and bike supplier, with Garmin remaining a key team sponsor. Slipstream Sports will become the managerial organisation behind the team.[6]


The team in black and white with blue argyle (left sleeve of the jersey and left cuff of the short) is sponsored by Garmin, a maker of global positioning devices (GPS), which announced its sponsorship in June 2008[7] and Cervélo Cycles. Both have committed themselves to the end of the 2014 season at least. Other notable sponsors include Transitions Optical, Chipotle Mexican Grill, and 3T Cycling. Tata Consultancy Services of India has been appointed technology partner to the team. The team is managed by Slipstream Sports, a sports marketing and development company, and was known as Team Slipstream during 2007 and the first half of 2008. The team uses Cervélo and Shimano componentry.[8]

Anti-doping program[edit]

When the team entered the Professional Continental ranks they began in the Agency for Cycling Ethics[9] program to eliminate doping.[10] First, by recruiting admitted dopers (before being hired riders are required to admit to the team any past doping offenses, while keep those revelations from the public), then by what is now conventional means. Participants are tested repeatedly to develop a bio-stable marker profile. Future tests check these markers have not moved. If they have, the rider is ill or has taken performance enhancing drugs. If any change has been noted, the rider cannot race until the markers have returned to normal. Riders are interviewed, and tested for illness or doping.

Team roster[edit]

As of January 11, 2015.[11] view · edit · talk
Rider Date of birth
 Janier Acevedo (COL) (1985-12-06)December 6, 1985 (aged 29)
 Jack Bauer (NZL) (1985-04-07)April 7, 1985 (aged 29)
 Alberto Bettiol (ITA) (1993-10-23)October 23, 1993 (aged 21)
 Nate Brown (USA) (1991-07-06)July 6, 1991 (aged 23)
 André Cardoso (POR) (1984-09-03)September 3, 1984 (aged 30)
 Tom Danielson (USA) (1978-03-13)March 13, 1978 (aged 36)
 Joe Dombrowski (USA) (1991-05-12)May 12, 1991 (aged 23)
 Davide Formolo (ITA) (1992-10-25)October 25, 1992 (aged 22)
 Nathan Haas (AUS) (1989-03-12)March 12, 1989 (aged 25)
 Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) (1980-12-09)December 9, 1980 (aged 34)
 Alex Howes (USA) (1988-01-01)January 1, 1988 (aged 27)
 Ben King (USA) (1989-03-22)March 22, 1989 (aged 25)
 Ted King (USA) (1983-01-31)January 31, 1983 (aged 31)
Rider Date of birth
 Kristijan Koren (SLO) (1986-11-25)November 25, 1986 (aged 28)
 Sebastian Langeveld (NED) (1985-01-17)January 17, 1985 (aged 29)
 Alan Marangoni (ITA) (1984-07-16)July 16, 1984 (aged 30)
 Dan Martin (IRE) (1986-08-20)August 20, 1986 (aged 28)
 Matej Mohorič (SLO) (1994-10-19)October 19, 1994 (aged 20)
 Moreno Moser (ITA) (1990-12-25)December 25, 1990 (aged 24)
 Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) (1988-01-30)January 30, 1988 (aged 26)
 Lasse Norman Hansen (DEN) (1992-02-11)February 11, 1992 (aged 22)
 Kristoffer Skjerping (NOR) (1993-05-04)May 4, 1993 (aged 21)
 Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED) (1989-07-01)July 1, 1989 (aged 25)
 Andrew Talansky (USA) (1988-11-23)November 23, 1988 (aged 26)
 Dylan van Baarle (NED) (1993-05-22)May 22, 1993 (aged 21)
 Davide Villella (ITA) (1991-06-27)June 27, 1991 (aged 23)
 Ruben Zepuntke (GER) (1993-01-29)January 29, 1993 (aged 21)


National championships[edit]

MaillotUSA.PNG United States National Under-23 Road Race Championships: Ian MacGregor
MaillotUSA.PNG United States National Criterium Championships: Bradly Huff
MaillotUSA.PNG United States National Under-23 Road Race Championships: Craig Lewis
MaillotIrlanda.PNG Ireland National Road Race Championships: Daniel Martin
MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG New Zealand National Road Race Championships: Julian Dean
MaillotUSA.PNG United States National Time Trial Championships: David Zabriskie
MaillotReinoUnido.PNG British National Time Trial Championships: Bradley Wiggins
MaillotCan.PNG Canadian National Time Trial Championships: Svein Tuft
MaillotUSA.PNG United States National Time Trial Championships: David Zabriskie
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian National Time Trial Championships: Cameron Meyer
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian National Road Race Championships: Travis Meyer
MaillotBrasil.PNG Brazil National Road Race Championships: Murilo Fischer
MaillotCan.PNG Canadian National Time Trial Championships: Svein Tuft
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian National Time Trial Championships: Cameron Meyer
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian National Road Race Championships: Jack Bobridge
MaillotBrasil.PNG Brazil National Road Race Championships: Murilo Fischer
MaillotLituania.PNG Lithuania National Road Race Championships: Ramūnas Navardauskas
MaillotUSA.PNG United States National Time Trial Championships: David Zabriskie
MaillotAlemania.PNG Germany National Road Race Championships: Fabian Wegmann
MaillotLituania.PNG Lithuania National Time Trial Championships: Ramūnas Navardauskas
MaillotSudáfrica.PNG South African National Road Race Championships: Robert Hunter
MaillotUSA.PNG United States National Time Trial Championships: David Zabriskie
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian National Criterium Championships: Steele Von Hoff
MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch National Road Race Championships: Sebastian Langeveld
MaillotLituania.PNG Lithuania National Time Trial Championships: Ramūnas Navardauskas

Team rankings[edit]

League 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
UCI World Tour 11 6 8 9 8 11


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  2. ^ "Six more riders named to the new Garmin-Cervélo squad". Slipstream Sports. September 1, 2010. Retrieved December 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Team Garmin-Cervélo Officially Renamed Team Garmin-Barracuda". Garmin-Barracuda (Boulder, Colorado; Campbell, California: Slipstream Sports LLC). January 11, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
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  9. ^ "ACE-ing the test: New frontiers in drug testing". February 24, 2008. Retrieved August 14, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Garmin to Sponsor Slipstream Sports, Adding Edge 705 to Elite Cycling Team’s Training". Garmin. January 28, 2008. Retrieved August 2, 2009. 
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