June 24, 2008 (Boulder, CO) — Team Garmin-Chipotle presented by H30 today announced its much-anticipated Tour de France roster, which features three of only four Americans in the entire Tour peloton. The riders that will represent Team Garmin-Chipotle in tackling the world’s toughest sporting event are:
– Magnus Backstedt
– Julian Dean
– Will Frischkorn
– Ryder Hesjedal
– Trent Lowe
– Martijn Maaskant
– David Millar
– Danny Pate
– Christian Vande Velde
“Bringing a team to the Tour de France has always been our vision,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports LLC and Director Sportif, Team Garmin-Chipotle presented by H3O. “The riders on and off this list have worked incredibly hard for this. As a team, we are dedicated to giving our fans — and the world — something to cheer for at the Tour.”
The newly-named Team Garmin-Chipotle tour squad will unveil the team kit and other visuals at 1pm July 3 in the press room at Penfeld Parc des Expositions de Brest, in Brest, France. All media is invited to attend this presentation.
About Slipstream Sports
Founded in 2005, Slipstream Sports LLC is a highly progressive sports management company dedicated solely to promoting the ethical growth of American cycling.
About Team Garmin-Chipotle Presented by H30
Owned and managed by Slipstream Sports, a sports marketing and development company, Team Garmin-Chipotle Presented by H30 is dedicated to promoting ethical sporting and developing the next generation of cycling champions. In 2007, Team Slipstream partnered with Agency for Cycling Ethics (ACE), to create the most progressive anti-doping system in the professional sports world. Each of the team’s 25 riders will undergo combined voluntary testing at least 700 times throughout the 2008 season, 20 times the number of tests that most professional cyclists are subject to annually. Team Garmin will be competing in a full schedule of professional cycling races in the U.S. and Europe throughout 2008. Additional information is available at www.slipstreamsports.com.