Cannondale–Drapac

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Cannondale–Drapac
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Team information
UCI code TIA (2005–2006)
TSL (2007–2008)
GRM (2009–2012)
GRS (2012–2014)
TCG (2015)
CPT (2016)
CDT (2016–present)
Registered 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)
Components Shimano
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Jonathan Vaughters
Team manager(s) Charles Wegelius
Team name history
2003
2004–2006
2007
2008
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2012–2014
2015
2016
2016–
5280−Subaru
Team TIAA−CREF
Team Slipstream
Team Slipstream−Chipotle
Team Garmin−Chipotle
Team Garmin−Slipstream
Team Garmin−Transitions
Team Garmin−Cervélo
Team Garmin−Barracuda
Garmin−Sharp
Team Cannondale−Garmin
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
Cannondale–Drapac Pro Cycling Team
Current season

Cannondale–Drapac, formally Cannondale–Drapac Pro Cycling Team (UCI Code: CDT), is an American professional cycling team. Founded in 2003, the squad entered the UCI World Tour in 2009. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, United States, the team maintains an equipment and training facility in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Slipstream Sports, a holding company, owns Cannondale–Drapac. Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, an American-Canadian bicycle manufacturer, is the title sponsor. Drapac Capital Partners, an Australian-American management firm, is the presenting sponsor. The general manager is American Jonathan Vaughters and the directeur sportif is Briton Charles Wegelius.[a]

Between the 2009 and the 2015 UCI World Tours, the team finished inside the top-ten on four occasions. Notable 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 2015, the team claimed twenty Grand Tour stages – seven in the Giro d'Italia, seven in the Tour de France, and six in the Vuelta a España. In 2010, Garmin–Transitions signed Norwegian Thor Hushovd, the reigning UCI World Road Race Champion. In 2010 and 2015, Briton David Millar won the silver medal at the UCI World Time Trial Championships and Lithuanian Ramūnas Navardauskas won the bronze medal at the UCI World Road Race Championships, respectively. Between 2008 and 2015, the squad won two dozen national road race and time trial championships.

Cannondale–Drapac is known for its anti-doping stance. The team reviews blood levels before signing riders, and maintains an internal testing system. Before 2015, no rider had tested positive during or after his tenure at Cannondale–Drapac. American Tom Danielson tested positive for Synthetic Testosterone in August 2015.[1] Riders who competed with banned substances in the late-1990s to early-2000s are eligible after their confession and ban.

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 Mexican Grill.

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 the title 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 a 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.[2][3] 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.[4] In June 2012, the Sharp Corporation became the second team name sponsor, although Barracuda remained a named member of the organisation.[5][6]

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 title sponsor and bike supplier, with Garmin remaining a key team sponsor. Slipstream Sports will become the managerial organisation behind the team.[7]

2015 – Cannondale–Garmin[edit]

The 2015 season did not match the team's expectations, with only one World Tour win, courtesy of Davide Formolo as the Giro d'Italia. At the end of the season it was announced that long term team leaders, Dan Martin & Ryder Hesjedal would leave the team for Etixx Quickstep & Trek Factory Racing respectively. Co-title sponsor Garmin also announced they would not continue sponsorship of the team.

Anti-doping program[edit]

When the team entered the Professional Continental ranks they began in the Agency for Cycling Ethics[8] program to eliminate doping.[9] 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]

Wikidata-logo S.svg   Rider Date of birth  Previous team 
NZL Jack Bauer April 07, 1985 Endura Racing (2011)
ITA Alberto Bettiol October 29, 1993 Cannondale (2014)
NZL Patrick Bevin May 02, 1991 Avanti Racing (2015)
DEN Matti Breschel August 31, 1984 Tinkoff-Saxo (2015)
USA Nathan Brown July 07, 1991 Bontrager (2013)
POR André Cardoso September 03, 1984 Caja Rural-Seguros RGA (2013)
AUS Simon Clarke July 18, 1986 Orica-GreenEDGE (2015)
USA Lawson Craddock February 20, 1992 Giant-Alpecin (2015)
USA Joe Dombrowski May 12, 1991 Sky (2014)
ITA Davide Formolo October 25, 1992 Cannondale (2014)
USA Phil Gaimon January 28, 1986 Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies (2015)
USA Alex Howes January 01, 1988 Chipotle Development (2011)
USA Ben King March 22, 1989 RadioShack-Leopard (2013)
SLO Kristijan Koren November 25, 1986 Cannondale (2014)
NED Sebastian Langeveld January 17, 1985 Orica-GreenEDGE (2013)
ITA Alan Marangoni July 16, 1984 Cannondale (2014)
ITA Moreno Moser December 25, 1990 Cannondale (2014)
IRL Ryan Mullen August 07, 1994 An Post-ChainReaction (2015)
LTU Ramūnas Navardauskas January 30, 1988 Vélo-Club La Pomme Marseille (2010)
FRA Pierre Rolland October 10, 1986 Europcar (2015)
NOR Kristoffer Skjerping May 04, 1993 Joker (2014)
LAT Toms Skujiņš June 15, 1991 Hincapie Racing (2015)
NED Tom-Jelte Slagter July 01, 1989 Belkin (2013)
USA Andrew Talansky November 23, 1988 Amore & Vita-McDonald's (2009)
COL Rigoberto Urán January 26, 1987 Etixx-Quick Step (2015)
NED Dylan van Baarle May 21, 1992 Rabobank Development (2013)
ITA Davide Villella June 27, 1991 Cannondale (2014)
NED Wouter Wippert August 14, 1990 Drapac (2015)
CAN Michael Woods October 12, 1986 Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies (2015)
GER Ruben Zepuntke January 29, 1993 Bissell Development (2014)

Major results[edit]

National champions[edit]

Team rankings[edit]

League 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
UCI World Tour 11 6 8 9 8 11 16

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Wegelius holds dual citizenship with Finland and the United Kingdom. However, he has a license with British Cycling (BC) under the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Danielson fails doping test - VeloNews.com". Velonews.competitor.com. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Thor Hushovd Will Hunt for Major Classics Victory with New Team". Slipstream Sports. August 30, 2010. Retrieved December 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Six more riders named to the new Garmin-Cervélo squad". Slipstream Sports. September 1, 2010. Retrieved December 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Team Garmin-Cervélo Officially Renamed Team Garmin-Barracuda". Garmin-Barracuda. Boulder, Colorado; Campbell, California: Slipstream Sports LLC. January 11, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Garmin-Sharp replaces Garmin-Barracuda at the Tour de France". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. June 25, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ Atkins, Ben (June 25, 2012). "Sharp joins Slipstream Sports as co-sponsor of Team Garmin". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140822042634/http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/garmin-sharp-and-cannondale-merge-for-2015. Archived from the original on August 22, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "ACE-ing the test: New frontiers in drug testing". Cyclingnews.com. February 24, 2008. Retrieved August 14, 2009. 
  9. ^ "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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