The goals for 2012 continue to emphasize team achievement over that of the individual. This philosophy saw the team reach new heights in 2011, from a stellar win at Paris-Roubaix to four stages (including the team time trial) and the Team Classification at the Tour de France.
For 2012, Garmin-Cervélo will be aboard the revolutionary Cervélo S5. The team had several days prior to the launch to be fitted on their new bikes and were treated to a technical presentation on its advantages from Team Race Engineer Damon Rinard of Cervélo.
“We had our strongest season in the history of the team in 2011, and we’ll be looking to build on that success in 2012… Our roster has an outstanding mix of new and returning riders, with both veteran and young talent excelling in all disciplines of the sport. This will allow us to continue to do what we do best – win as a team.” – Jonathan Vaughters, CEO, Slipstream Sports
The team is once again highlighted by sprint sensation Tyler Farrar who this year became the second American to win a stage in all three Grand Tours, Paris-Roubaix champion Johan Vansummeren and current US Professional time trial champion David Zabriskie. Fans at the Boulder Theater were treated to an impromptu singing performance by Dave Z, whose quirky personality fits in well with the relaxed Garmin-Cervélo attitude.