2011Garmin-Cervélo Team - Roster Announced
Jonathn Vaughters is "incredibly excited" about the 2011
and why you should be too...
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 men's roster is composed of 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 Garmin Cervélo kit
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 Matt Wilson and Emma Pooley.
The team presents an strong alliance of classic talents to support World
Champion Thor Hushovd in his quest to add the northern classics to his palmares
in: Roger Hammond, Heinrich Hausler, Andreas Klier, and Martijn Maaskant .
While the classics contingent is as formidable the teams sprint lineup looks
as strong to support team fast men: Tyler Farrar and Hushovd with Kiwi Julian
Dean, Brazilian Murilo Fischer and Brett Lancaster any of whom are capable of
winning a stage or one day sprint.
The team continues to grow from strength to strength in stage races. The
presumptive leaders of the team are of course American Christian Vandevelde and
Canadian Ryder Hesjedal. No longer a band of rookies as they once were when it
came to the Grand Tours, Vaughters has assembled a team deep in talent now
filled with veterans of the three week races; and large enough to take on the
super-powers of stage racing in all three Grand Tours in: Tom Danielson,
David Millar, David Zabriskie, Tom Tom Peterson, Hushovd, Dean, Dan Martin and
youngster Peter Stetina among others.
“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
“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.”
We can understand Vaughters excitement and anticipation for the 2011 season,
he's never had such depth and quality of talent in both young guns and
journeymen to plan his assault for victories and will be able to field a team
capable of winning stages, time trials and one day classics... and thats just
the men's team.
The same words above could be said for the Women's team; building on the
tremendous results of the Cervélo women's team of last year and adding key
riders. We predict that team Garmin-Cervélo and Vaughters is on for its best
year yet... and will be seen on a podium near you soon.
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,
|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)
Women's Team Roster
|Lizzie Armitstead (GB)
Noemi Cantele (ITA)
Jessie Daams (BEL)
Sharon Laws (GB)
Lucy Martin (GB)
Emma Pooley (GB)
|Emma Pooley (GB)
Alex Rhodes (AUS)
Carla Ryan (AUS)
Trine Schmidt (DK)
Iris Slappendel (NED)
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.
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