Announcing Team Garmin-Sharp 2014!

Announcing Team Garmin-Sharp 2014!

Announcing Team Garmin-Sharp 2014!

Announcing Team Garmin-Sharp 2014!

The argyle armada continues its focus on developing the future of cycling with talented young rider additions such as 21-year-old American Nathan Brown, a two-time U23 National Time Trial champion; Lasse Hansen, an Olympic Gold Medalist (Omnium) and Danish U23 National Road and TT Champion; Dylan Van Baarle, Dutch U23 National Road and TT Champion and two-time winner of Olympia’s Tour; Ben King, former U23 National Road Race and Criterum Champion and Professional National Road Race Champion (an honor he won at just 21 years old,) and Tom-Jelte Slagter, winner of the 2013 Tour Down Under.

Also joining the argyle ranks are Classics specialist Sebastian Langeveld, winner of the 2011 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and top-ten finisher in the 2013 Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix and E3 Harelbeke; Janier Acevedo, podium finisher at the 2013 Tour of California; American Phil Gaimon, making the leap to his first World-Tour team, and climbing specialist Andre Cardoso.

Announcing Team Garmin-Sharp 2014!

Announcing Team Garmin-Sharp 2014!

Andrew Talansky, the top American at the 2013 Tour de France – finishing tenth overall, and Dan Martin, Tour de France stage winner and winner of Liege-Baston-Liege, are poised tocontinue their strong results; Tyler Farrar and Steele Von Hoff will be focused on sprint finishes; and young sensations Rohan Dennis and Lachlan Morton will continue to build on their 2013 seasons. The Classics squad will continue to benefit from the experience of Paris-Roubaix winner Johan Vansummeren.

“This is our youngest roster ever, which I’m happy about and proud of,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO, Slipstream Sports and Team Garmin-Sharp. “It brings us back to the roots of this organization. We have the most talented riders in the world, it’s now our job to help them realize that talent and realize their dreams.”

Complete 2014 Roster:

Janier Acevedo
Jack Bauer
Nathan Brown
Andre Cardoso
Tom Danielson
Thomas Dekker
Rohan Dennis
Caleb Fairly
Tyler Farrar
Koldo Fernandez de Larrea
Phil Gaimon
Nathan Haas
Lasse Hansen
Ryder Hesjedal
Alex Howes
Ben King
Raymond Kreder
Sebastian Langeveld
Dan Martin
David Millar
Lachlan Morton
Ramunas Navardauskas
Nick Nuyens
Tom-Jelte Slagter
Andrew Talansky
Dylan Van Baarle
Johan Vansummeren
Steele Von Hoff
Fabian Wegmann

 

‘Another bumper year for British Cycling’ says Chief Executive

‘Another bumper year for British Cycling’ says Chief Executive

The extraordinary success of British Cycling in 2012 has made it ‘another bumper year’ British Cycling’s Chief Executive said today, as the sports governing body announced that its membership has reached 80,000 for the first time with over 40% year on year growth.

British Cycling’s annual report published today, sets out how key successes at elite level – including a second British winner of the Tour de France – are continuing to boost progress at the grassroots end of the sport. Key successes for British Cycling in 2012/13 include:

  • British Cycling reaching 80,000 members for the first time in the organisation’s history.
  • The sports governing body – alongside Sport England and its principal partner Sky – achieving their target – one year early – of encouraging one million more people to cycle regularly.
  • Chris Froome becoming the second consecutive British winner of the Tour De France.
  • British Cycling’s former President, Brian Cookson OBE, being elected as the new president of the UCI – the world governing body for cycling.
  • British Cycling making significant progress at government level with Prime Minister David Cameron pledging to invest on improving cycling infrastructure across eight major cities and four national parks and committing to cycle proof all new roads and junctions.
  • British Cycling being named Sports Governing Body of the Year at the Sports Industry Awards.
  • Success for elite athletes across major disciplines with world champions in track cycling, BMX and mountain bike downhill.
  • A new strategy launched to get one million more women cycling by 2020.
  • The continued boom of cycling facilities with the opening of the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome in Glasgow, the refurbishment of Herne Hill velodrome in London and a new Mountain Bike facility at Clayton Vale in Manchester.
  • The largest turn out yet for a National Road Racing Championships with 35,000 people taking to the streets of Glasgow.
  • The delivery of nearly 100,000 opportunities for young people to take part in British Cycling’s youth development programme, Go-Ride.

In his final foreword as British Cycling’s President before replacing Pat McQuaid as the President of world cycling’s governing body, the UCI, Brian Cookson OBE said:

“The legacy of our remarkable success at the Olympics and Paralympics, our Tour De France winners and the success of our athletes across all disciplines continues to have a huge impact on all people in Britain being inspired to get on a bike..

“When I first joined British Cycling in 1997 it was on the brink of collapse, had limited resources, no medal record to speak of and a historic low in its membership. I am delighted to be leaving British Cycling with the sport’s governing body being in such fantastic shape and I know that there’s plenty more to come yet.”

For a detailed look at British Cycling’s last 12 months, including in-depth reports from each major area of the business, compilations of winners and medallists and key financial details, download the annual report.