Garmin Extends Title Sponsorship of Team Garmin-Slipstream Through 2013
One of the world's two GPS Leaders paves the way for continued development of American elite cycling squad.
us, we said we believed that a new era of cycling was upon us. Today, with this significant extension, we can now say - the era is here," said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports, LLC, the sports management company that runs the team. "Garmin's commitment to innovation and integrity mirrors our own, and knowing that we have their partnership for the next four years means that we can continue to develop the next generation of cycling champions. We can continue to make technological innovations that will give our riders a competitive advantage on the road. And off the road, we can continue to help better the sport."
Garmin and Slipstream Sports share similar success stories rooted in hard work and innovation. Just as Garmin is a global leader with facilities in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, the Garmin-Slipstream team assembles elite athletes from around the world. Team Garmin features Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta stage winners and national champions from several countries. Garmin's employees and customers, like the cyclists, staff and fans of Team Garmin, are in the air, behind the wheel and on the move. And they are always thinking of ways to adapt and improve.
"Garmin's business goals are to extend the reach and success they have achieved in the US and Europe and to create a global marketing platform for their brand," said Matt Johnson, President of Slipstream. "The extension of this sponsorship is a testament to the team meeting those business goals."