Boulder, CO – Slipstream Sports, LLC, is poised for what could be its biggest year yet and today unveiled its roster for 2011 Team Garmin-Cervélo, comprised of 39 of the world’s best men and women hailing from 16 countries.
The team – a powerhouse in the men’s and women’s pelotons - is highlighted by world champions Thor Hushovd and Emma Pooley, sprint sensation Tyler Farrar, Ryder Hesjedal, 7th overall in the 2010 Tour de France, rising star Lizzie Armitstead and men’s team leader, Christian Vande Velde. The team also boasts several current and former national champions including Murilo Fischer, Cameron Meyer, Travis Meyer and Noemi Cantele. The men’s team, comprised of 29 riders, will be headed up on the road by Director of Competition, Matt White. The women’s team is comprised of 10 riders and the director will be announced shortly.
2011 Team Garmin-Cervélo Roster
Jack Bobridge (AUS), Tom Danielson (USA), Julian Dean (NZ), Tyler Farrar (USA), Murilo Fischer (BRA), Roger Hammond (GB), Heinrich Hausler (AUS), Ryder Hesjedal (CAN), Thor Hushovd (NOR), Andreas Klier (GER), Michel Kreder (NED), Brett Lancaster (AUS), Christophe Le Mével (FRA), Daniel Lloyd (GB), Martijn Maaskant (NED), Dan Martin (IRL), Cameron Meyer (AUS), Travis Meyer (AUS), David Millar (GB), Ramunas Navardauskas (LT), Tom Peterson (USA), Gabriel Rasch (NOR), Peter Stetina (USA), Andrew Talansky (USA), Christian Vande Velde (USA), Sep Vanmarcke (BEL), Johan Van Summeren (BEL), Matt Wilson (AUS), David Zabriskie (USA).
Lizzie Armitstead (GB), Noemi Cantele (ITA), Jessie Daams (BEL), Sharon Laws (GB), Lucy Martin (GB), Emma Pooley (GB), Alex Rhodes (AUS), Carla Ryan (AUS), Trine Schmidt (DK), Iris Slappendel (NED)
“We’re incredibly excited about 2011. Our men’s roster is our strongest yet and we have what we think could be the strongest women’s team in the world,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO, Slipstream Sports. “For the men, we have one of the strongest lead out trains in the peloton along with one of the strongest Classics line-ups. The women’s squad brings a wealth of experience and honors and we are incredibly excited to see what they do on the road this year. We have the opportunity and the objective to become the number one ranked team - men and women - by the year’s end, and to do it with the same ethical code we started out with. Whatever happens, we’ll give our fans and our sponsors many reasons to cheer in 2011.”
Slipstream Sports pioneered the most stringent anti-doping program in all of professional sports and that will continue with Team Garmin-Cervélo. Team Garmin-Cervélo will kick off its first training camp in Calpe, Spain, in January, and the team will hold its first media day on January 28th in Girona, Spain.
Slipstream Sports is dedicated to developing the next generation of cycling champions and in addition to the new Team Garmin-Cervélo, it will also operate Continental and Junior teams. Additional information on these teams, including rosters, will be available in the coming month.
Photos: Leonard Basobas/LB Photos (top)