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Team information
UCI code TIA (2005–2006)
TSL (2007–2008)
GRM (2009–2012)
GRS (2012–2014)
TCG (2015–present)
Registered 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)
Components Shimano
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Jonathan Vaughters
Team manager(s) Robert Hunter
Team name history
Team Slipstream
Team Slipstream-Chipotle
Team Garmin-Chipotle
Team Garmin-Slipstream
Team Garmin-Transitions
Team Garmin-Cervélo
Team Garmin-Barracuda
Team Cannondale-Garmin

Cannondale-Garmin, officially Team Cannondale-Garmin (UCI Code: TCG), is an American professional cycling team. Founded in 2003, the squad entered the UCI World Tour in 2009. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, the team maintains an equipment and training facility in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Slipstream Sports LLC, a holding company, owns Cannondale-Garmin. The general manager is American Jonathan Vaughters and the directeur sportifs are South African Robert Hunter and Briton Charles Wegelius. 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. 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 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 known for its anti-doping stance. The team reviews blood levels before signing riders, and maintains an internal testing system. No rider had tested positive during or after his tenure at Cannondale-Garmin until Tom Danielson tested positive for Synthetic Testosterone in 2015.[1] However, riders who competed with banned substances in the late-1990s to early-2000s are eligible after their confession and ban.


  • History 1
    • Early years 1.1
    • 2008–2010 1.2
    • 2011–2014 1.3
    • 2015- Cannondale - Garmin 1.4
  • Anti-doping program 2
  • Team roster 3
  • Results 4
    • National championships 4.1
    • Team rankings 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Early years

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

  • Official website
  • Cannondale-Garmin on Twitter
  • Cannondale-Garmin on Facebook

External links

  1. ^
  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 ( 
  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. ^
  8. ^ "ACE-ing the test: New frontiers in drug testing".  
  9. ^ "Garmin to Sponsor Slipstream Sports, Adding Edge 705 to Elite Cycling Team’s Training".  
  10. ^ "Cannondale-Garmin (TCG) – USA".  


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

Team rankings

United States National Under-23 Road Race Championships: Ian MacGregor
United States National Criterium Championships: Bradly Huff
United States National Under-23 Road Race Championships: Craig Lewis
Ireland National Road Race Championships: Daniel Martin
New Zealand National Road Race Championships: Julian Dean
United States National Time Trial Championships: David Zabriskie
British National Time Trial Championships: Bradley Wiggins
Canadian National Time Trial Championships: Svein Tuft
United States National Time Trial Championships: David Zabriskie
Australian National Time Trial Championships: Cameron Meyer
Australian National Road Race Championships: Travis Meyer
Brazil National Road Race Championships: Murilo Fischer
Canadian National Time Trial Championships: Svein Tuft
Australian National Time Trial Championships: Cameron Meyer
Australian National Road Race Championships: Jack Bobridge
Brazil National Road Race Championships: Murilo Fischer
Lithuania National Road Race Championships: Ramūnas Navardauskas
United States National Time Trial Championships: David Zabriskie
Germany National Road Race Championships: Fabian Wegmann
Lithuania National Time Trial Championships: Ramūnas Navardauskas
South African National Road Race Championships: Robert Hunter
United States National Time Trial Championships: David Zabriskie
Australian National Criterium Championships: Steele Von Hoff
Dutch National Road Race Championships: Sebastian Langeveld
Lithuania National Time Trial Championships: Ramūnas Navardauskas
United States National Time Trial Championships: Andrew Talansky
Lithuania National Time Trial Championships: Ramūnas Navardauskas

National championships


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)
 Kristijan Koren (SLO) (1986-11-25)November 25, 1986 (aged 28)
Rider Date of birth
 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)
As of January 11, 2015.[10]

Team roster

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.

Anti-doping program

2015- Cannondale - Garmin

[7] After months of speculation, Garmin-Sharp and


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