Garmin-Sharp

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Garmin-Sharp
Garmin-Sharp logo.jpg
Team information
UCI code GRS
Based United States
Founded 2007 (2007)
Discipline Road
Status UCI ProTeam
Bicycles Cervélo
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Jonathan Vaughters
Team name history
2003
2004–2006
2007–2008
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012 (Jan–June)
June 2012–
5280/Subaru
TIAA–CREF (TIA)
Slipstream p/b Chipotle (TSL)
Garmin-Chipotle Presented by H3O (TSL)
Garmin-Slipstream (GRM)
Garmin-Transitions (GRM)
Garmin-Cervélo (GRM)
Garmin-Barracuda (GRM)
Garmin-Sharp (GRS)
Garmin-Sharp jersey
Jersey
Current season

Garmin-Sharp (UCI Code: GRS) is a UCI ProTeam established in 2007 out of the TIAA-CREF and 5280 development squads and based in the United States. The directeur sportif and general manager is Jonathan Vaughters, a former rider.

The team has been invited to UCI World Calendar, UCI ProTour and UCI Continental Circuits races such as Tour of Flanders, Gent–Wevelgem and Paris–Roubaix and the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia.

The team's most important victory was in the 2012 Giro d'Italia when Ryder Hesjedal won the general classification. Garmin has previous placed Bradley Wiggins fourth in the 2009 Tour de France, and Christian Vande Velde fifth in the 2008 Tour de France, however, both were subsequently promoted to third and fourth, respectively.

History[edit]

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.

2008–2010[edit]

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.

2011–2014[edit]

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]

Sponsorship[edit]

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 1, 2014.[11] view · edit · talk
Rider Date of birth
 Janier Acevedo (COL) (1985-12-06)December 6, 1985 (aged 28)
 Jack Bauer (NZL) (1985-04-07)April 7, 1985 (aged 28)
 Nate Brown (USA) (1991-07-06)July 6, 1991 (aged 22)
 André Cardoso (POR) (1984-09-03)September 3, 1984 (aged 29)
 Tom Danielson (USA) (1978-03-13)March 13, 1978 (aged 35)
 Thomas Dekker (NED) (1984-09-06)September 6, 1984 (aged 29)
 Rohan Dennis (AUS) (1990-05-28)May 28, 1990 (aged 23)
 Caleb Fairly (USA) (1987-02-19)February 19, 1987 (aged 26)
 Tyler Farrar (USA) (1984-06-02)June 2, 1984 (aged 29)
 Koldo Fernández (ESP) (1981-09-13)September 13, 1981 (aged 32)
 Phil Gaimon (USA) (1986-01-28)January 28, 1986 (aged 27)
 Nathan Haas (AUS) (1989-03-12)March 12, 1989 (aged 24)
 Ryder Hesjedal (CAN) (1980-12-09)December 9, 1980 (aged 33)
 Alex Howes (USA) (1988-01-01)January 1, 1988 (aged 26)
Rider Date of birth
 Ben King (USA) (1989-03-22)March 22, 1989 (aged 24)
 Raymond Kreder (NED) (1989-11-26)November 26, 1989 (aged 24)
 Sebastian Langeveld (NED) (1985-01-17)January 17, 1985 (aged 28)
 Dan Martin (IRE) (1986-08-20)August 20, 1986 (aged 27)
 David Millar (GBR) (1977-01-04)January 4, 1977 (aged 36)
 Lachlan Morton (AUS) (1992-01-02)January 2, 1992 (aged 21)
 Ramūnas Navardauskas (LTU) (1988-01-30)January 30, 1988 (aged 25)
 Lasse Norman Hansen (DEN) (1992-02-11)February 11, 1992 (aged 21)
 Nick Nuyens (BEL) (1980-05-05)May 5, 1980 (aged 33)
 Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED) (1989-07-01)July 1, 1989 (aged 24)
 Andrew Talansky (USA) (1988-11-23)November 23, 1988 (aged 25)
 Dylan van Baarle (NED) (1993-05-22)May 22, 1993 (aged 20)
 Johan Vansummeren (BEL) (1981-02-04)February 4, 1981 (aged 32)
 Steele Von Hoff (AUS) (1987-12-31)December 31, 1987 (aged 26)
 Fabian Wegmann (GER) (1980-06-20)June 20, 1980 (aged 33)


Major results[edit]

Wins[edit]

2006 – TIAA–CREF
1st, Stage 1, Tour of Normandy: Bradly Huff
1st, Stage 4, Tour of the Gila: Rahsaan Bahati
1st, Stage 4, Tour de Beauce: Danny Pate
1st, Stage 6, Tour of Utah: Blake Caldwell
2007 – Slipstream-Chipotle
1st, Univest Grand Prix: William Frischkorn
1st, Stage 1 (ITT), Tour of the Bahamas: William Frischkorn
1st, Stage 2, Giro della Valle d'Aosta: Dan Martin
1st, Stage 5, Tour of Missouri: Danny Pate
1st, Stage 5, Tour de Beauce: Ian MacGregor
1st, Stage 6, Tour de Toona: Taylor Tolleson
1st, Stage 6, Vuelta Chihuahua Internacional: William Frischkorn
2008 – Garmin-Chipotle
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Tour of the Bahamas: Tyler Farrar
1st Stages, 2 & 3: Tyler Farrar
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Tour of Missouri: Christian Vande Velde
1st, Stage 3 (ITT): Christian Vande Velde
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Route du Sud: Dan Martin
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Delta Tour Zeeland: Christopher Sutton
1st, Stage 1, Tour du Poitou-Charentes et de la Vienne: Tyler Farrar
1st, Stage 1, (TTT) Giro d'Italia
1st, Stage 4, (TTT) Tour de Georgia
1st, Stage 3, (ITT) Circuit de la Sarthe: Christian Vande Velde
2009 – Garmin-Slipstream
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Jayco Herald Sun Tour: Bradley Wiggins
1st, Stages 2, 3 & 4: Christopher Sutton
1st, Stage 5 (ITT): Bradley Wiggins
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Circuit Franco-Belge: Tyler Farrar
1st, Stages 1 & 2: Tyler Farrar
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Delta Tour Zeeland: Tyler Farrar
1st, Stage 1 (ITT): Tyler Farrar
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Tour Méditerranéen: Dan Martin
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Tour of Missouri: David Zabriskie
1st, Vattenfall Cyclassics: Tyler Farrar
1st, Stages 1, 2 & 4, Eneco Tour of Benelux: Tyler Farrar
1st, Stage 11, Vuelta a España: Tyler Farrar
1st, Stage 12, Vuelta a España: Ryder Hesjedal
1st, Stage 20, (ITT) Vuelta a España: David Millar
1st, Stage 4, Paris–Nice: Christian Vande Velde
1st, Stage 3, Tirreno–Adriatico: Tyler Farrar
1st, Stage 3, (ITT) Three Days of de Panne: Bradley Wiggins
1st, Stage 2, Tour of California: Tom Peterson
1st, Stage 4, (ITT) Vuelta a Burgos: Tom Danielson
1st, Stage 1, (TTT) Tour of Qatar
1st, Stage 1, Tour of Britain: Christopher Sutton
2010 – Garmin-Transitions
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Tour of the Bahamas: Caleb Fairly
1st, Stage 3: Caleb Fairly
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Tour of Poland: Dan Martin
1st, Stage 5, Dan Martin
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Three Days of De Panne: David Millar
1st, Stage 3, David Millar
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Delta Tour Zeeland: Tyler Farrar
1st, Vattenfall Cyclassics: Tyler Farrar
1st, Grote Scheldeprijs: Tyler Farrar
1st, Tre Valli Varesine: Dan Martin
1st, Stages 1 & 2, Vuelta a Murcia: Robert Hunter
1st, Stage 5 & 21, Vuelta a España: Tyler Farrar
1st, Stages 2 & 10, Giro d'Italia: Tyler Farrar
1st, Stage 1a, Eneco Tour: Svein Tuft
1st, Stage 5, Eneco Tour: Jack Bobridge
1st, Stage 3, (ITT) Critérium International: David Millar
1st, Stage 3, Tour of California: David Zabriskie
1st, Stage 8, Tour of California: Ryder Hesjedal
1st, Stage 5, (ITT) Danmark Rundt: Svein Tuft
2011 – Garmin-Cervélo
1st, Overall, Ochre jersey Tour Down Under: Cameron Meyer
1st, Stage 4: Cameron Meyer
1st, Paris–Roubaix: Johan Vansummeren
1st, Stages 2 & 3, Tour of Qatar: Heinrich Haussler
1st, Stage 6, (ITT) Tour of California: David Zabriskie
1st, Stage 21, (ITT) Giro d'Italia: David Millar
1st, Stage 4, Tour de Suisse: Thor Hushovd
1st, Stage 2, (TTT) Tour de France
1st, Stage 3, Tour de France: Tyler Farrar
1st, Stage 13, Tour de France: Thor Hushovd
1st, Stage 16, Tour de France: Thor Hushovd
1st, Stage 6, Tour of Poland: Dan Martin
1st, Stage 9, Vuelta a España: Dan Martin
1st, Stage 4, Tour of Britain: Thor Hushovd
2012 – Garmin-Barracuda/Garmin-Sharp
1st, Overall, Jersey pink.svg Giro d'Italia: Ryder Hesjedal
1st, Stage 3, (TTT)
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg USA Pro Cycling Challenge: Christian Vande Velde
1st, Stages 1 & 5: Tyler Farrar
1st, Stage 3: Tom Danielson
1st Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Tour de l'Ain: Andrew Talansky
1st, Stage 4: Andrew Talansky
1st, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: Sep Vanmarcke
1st, Stages 2 & 3, Tour Méditerranéen: Michel Kreder
1st, Stage 2, (TTT) Tour of Qatar
1st, Stage 1, (ITT) Tour de Langkawi: David Zabriskie
1st, Stage 2, Circuit de la Sarthe: Michel Kreder
1st, Stage 4, Circuit de la Sarthe: Thomas Dekker
1st, Stage 4, (TTT) Giro d'Italia
1st, Stage 2, Glava Tour of Norway: Raymond Kreder
1st, Stage 5, (ITT) Tour of California: David Zabriskie
1st, Stage 12, Tour de France: David Millar
1st, Stage 2, (TTT) Tour of Utah
1st, Stages 1 & 4, Tour de Vineyards, Jack Bauer
2013 – Garmin-Sharp
1st, Overall, MaillotVolta.png Volta a Catalunya: Dan Martin
1st, Stage 4: Dan Martin
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Tour of Utah: Tom Danielson
1st, Stage 3: Lachlan Morton
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Tour of Alberta: Rohan Dennis
1st, Stage 3: Rohan Dennis
1st, Liège–Bastogne–Liège: Dan Martin
1st, Japan Cup: Jack Bauer[12]
1st, Stage 3, Paris–Nice: Andrew Talansky
1st, Stage 3, Tour de l'Eurometropole: Tyler Farrar
1st, Stage 2, Tour de Romandie: Ramūnas Navardauskas
1st, Stage 4, Four Days of Dunkirk: Michel Kreder
1st, Stage 11, Giro d'Italia: Ramūnas Navardauskas
1st, Stage 4, Tour of California: Tyler Farrar
1st, Stage 1, Bayern-Rundfahrt: Alex Rasmussen
1st, Stage 9, Tour de France: Dan Martin
2014 – Garmin-Sharp
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Circuit de la Sarthe: Ramūnas Navardauskas
1st, Stage 4: Ramūnas Navardauskas
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Tour of Utah: Tom Danielson
1st, Stage 4: Tom Danielson
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow-bluebar.svg Critérium du Dauphiné: Andrew Talansky
1st, Overall, Jersey yellow.svg Tour of Britain: Dylan van Baarle
1st, Egmond-pier-Egmond: Sebastian Langeveld
1st, ProRace Berlin: Raymond Kreder
1st, Giro di Lombardia: Dan Martin
1st, Japan Cup: Nathan Haas
1st, Stage 5, Tour de Vineyards: Jack Bauer
1st, Stage 1, Tour de San Luis: Phil Gaimon
1st, Prologue, Herald Sun Tour: Jack Bauer
1st, Stage 1, Herald Sun Tour: Nathan Haas
1st, Stages 4 & 7, Paris–Nice: Tom-Jelte Slagter
1st, Stage 3, Tour of California: Rohan Dennis
1st, Stage 19, Tour de France: Ramūnas Navardauskas
1st, Stage 1, Tour de l'Ain: Raymond Kreder
1st, Stage 7, USA Pro Cycling Challenge: Alex Howes
1st, Stage 14, Vuelta a España: Ryder Hesjedal
1st, Stage 3, Tour of Beijing: Tyler Farrar
1st, Stage 4, Tour of Beijing: Dan Martin

National championships[edit]

2005
MaillotUSA.PNG United States National U23 Road Race Championships: Ian MacGregor
2006
MaillotUSA.PNG United States National Criterium Championships: Bradly Huff
MaillotUSA.PNG United States National U23 Road Race Championships: Craig Lewis
2008
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
2009
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
2010
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
2011
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
2012
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
2014
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
World Ranking 11 6
World Tour 8 9 8 11

IP = In Progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thor Hushovd Will Hunt for Major Classics Victory with New Team". Slipstream Sports. August 30, 2010. Retrieved December 5, 2010. 
  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. 
  4. ^ "Garmin-Sharp replaces Garmin-Barracuda at the Tour de France". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). June 25, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ Atkins, Ben (June 25, 2012). "Sharp joins Slipstream Sports as co-sponsor of Team Garmin". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/garmin-sharp-and-cannondale-merge-for-2015
  7. ^ Macur, Juliet (June 19, 2008). "Another American Team Receives a Title Sponsor". The New York Times. Retrieved May 3, 2010. 
  8. ^ Legan, Nick (December 6, 2010). "Thor Hushovd's 2011 Garmin–Cervélo team bike". VeloNews. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 
  9. ^ "ACE-ing the test: New frontiers in drug testing". Cyclingnews.com. 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. 
  11. ^ "Garmin-Sharp (GRS) – USA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Press Release: Michael Rogers – Clenbuterol Adverse Analytical Finding". Union Cycliste Internationale. 2014-04-23. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 

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