For the 2013–2014 Cannondale team (UCI code: CAN), see Liquigas. For the Cyclocross team (UCI code:CCW), see Cannondale–
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Team information
UCI code TIA (2005–2006)
TSL (2007–2008)
GRM (2009–2012)
GRS (2012–2014)
TCG (2015)
CPT (2016)
CDT (2016–present)
Registered United States
Founded 2003 (2003)
Discipline Road (2003−present)
Track (2003−2006)
Status Unrecognized (2003–2004)
UCI Continental (2005−2006)
UCI Professional Continental (2007–2008)
UCI World Tour (2009–present)
Bicycles Abici (2003)
Lemond (2004)
Javelin (2005–2006)
Felt (2007–2010)
Cervélo (2011–2014)
Cannondale (2015–present)
Components Shimano
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Jonathan Vaughters
Team manager(s) Charles Wegelius
Team name history
Team Slipstream
Team Slipstream−Chipotle
Team Garmin−Chipotle
Team Garmin−Slipstream
Team Garmin−Transitions
Team Garmin−Cervélo
Team Garmin−Barracuda
Team Cannondale−Garmin
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
Cannondale–Drapac Pro Cycling Team

Cannondale–Drapac, formally Cannondale–Drapac Pro Cycling Team (UCI Code: CDT), is an American professional cycling team. Founded in 2003, the squad entered the UCI World Tour in 2009. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, United States, the team maintains an equipment and training facility in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Slipstream Sports, a holding company, owns Cannondale–Drapac. Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, an American-Canadian bicycle manufacturer, is the title sponsor. Drapac Capital Partners, an Australian-American management firm, is the presenting sponsor. The general manager is American Jonathan Vaughters and the directeur sportif is Briton Charles Wegelius.[lower-alpha 1]

Between the 2009 and the 2016 UCI World Tours, the team finished inside the top-ten on five occasions. Notable results include: the 2009 Vattenfall Cyclassics and the 2010 Vattenfall Cyclassics with American Tyler Farrar, the 2010 Tour de Pologne, the 2013 Volta a Catalunya, the 2013 Liège–Bastogne–Liège, and the 2014 Giro di Lombardia with Irishman Dan Martin, the 2011 Tour Down Under with Australian Cameron Meyer, the 2011 Paris–Roubaix with Belgian Johan Vansummeren, the 2012 Giro d'Italia with Canadian Ryder Hesjedal, and the 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné with American Andrew Talansky. Between 2008 and 2016, the team claimed twenty Grand Tour stages – seven in the Giro d'Italia, seven in the Tour de France, and six in the Vuelta a España. In 2010, Garmin–Transitions signed Norwegian Thor Hushovd, the reigning UCI World Road Race Champion. In 2010 and 2015, Briton David Millar won the silver medal at the UCI World Time Trial Championships and Lithuanian Ramūnas Navardauskas won the bronze medal at the UCI World Road Race Championships, respectively. Between 2008 and 2016, the squad won twenty-five national road race and time trial championships.

Cannondale–Drapac is known for its anti-doping stance. The team reviews blood levels before signing riders, and maintains an internal testing system. Before 2015, no rider had tested positive during or after his tenure at Cannondale–Drapac. American Tom Danielson tested positive for Synthetic Testosterone in August 2015.[1] In October 2016, he accepted a four-year suspension for unintentionally consuming dehydroepiandrosterone.[2][3] Riders who competed with banned substances in the late-1990s to early-2000s are eligible after their confession and ban.


Early years

Vaughters founded the team for 2003 as a junior development squad. Its sponsor was 5280 magazine in Denver. The following year TIAA-CREF became sponsor and Vaughters fielded professional and amateur riders. 5280 and TIAA-CREF continued to sponsor Garmin's youth riders in subsequent years, followed by the restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill.


In 2007 Slipstream Sports LLC took the management and the team raced under the name Team Slipstream. In 2008 Chipotle Mexican Grill began to sponsor the team and the team name was changed to Team Slipstream by Chipotle. The name was changed again in June 2008 after the navigation system manufacturer Garmin was announced as the title sponsor, a week prior to the 2008 Tour de France. Their first major Tour was the 2008 Giro d'Italia, where they won the Team Time Trial and Christian Vande Velde wore the pink jersey for one stage. In the Tour de France Vande Velde finished fourth and the team was leading from stage 3 until stage 6. Garmin remained sponsor in 2009 and the team was renamed Garmin-Slipstream. In the 2009 Tour de France Bradley Wiggins was a major surprise, finishing fourth overall – later upgraded to third place after Lance Armstrong's results were voided by the UCI – while Vande Velde finished 8th. In the 2009 Vuelta a España the sprinter Tyler Farrar, the time trial specialist David Millar and the Canadian Ryder Hesjedal took stage wins for the team. In 2010 Transitions Optical became co-sponsors of the team. Hesjedal was the best rider for the team in the 2010 Tour de France, finishing 7th.


On August 28, 2010, Garmin-Transitions announced it was switching working agreements from Felt Bicycles to Cervélo bikes, and that it would change its name to Garmin-Cervélo for the 2011 season. Felt chose not to exercise its option with Garmin-Transitions after a four-year working agreement. The Cervélo TestTeam folded and seven riders moved to Garmin-Cervélo, including then world champion Thor Hushovd.[4][5] Ahead of the 2012 season, the team again changed names to Garmin-Barracuda, after Barracuda Networks joined the team as a sponsor. Despite giving up the team's second name, Cervélo will remain with the team as its official bicycle supplier.[6] In June 2012, the Sharp Corporation became the second team name sponsor, although Barracuda remained a named member of the organisation.[7][8]

After months of speculation, Garmin-Sharp and Cannondale announced on 20 August 2014 that for the 2015 season the two teams will merge. Cannondale will become the title sponsor and bike supplier, with Garmin remaining a key team sponsor. Slipstream Sports will become the managerial organisation behind the team.[9]

2015 – Cannondale–Garmin

The 2015 season did not match the team's expectations, with only one World Tour win, courtesy of Davide Formolo as the Giro d'Italia. At the end of the season it was announced that long term team leaders, Dan Martin & Ryder Hesjedal would leave the team for Etixx Quickstep & Trek Factory Racing respectively. Co-title sponsor Garmin also announced they would not continue sponsorship of the team.

Anti-doping program

When the team entered the Professional Continental ranks they began in the Agency for Cycling Ethics[10] program to eliminate doping.[11] First, by recruiting admitted dopers (before being hired riders are required to admit to the team any past doping offenses, while keep those revelations from the public), then by what is now conventional means. Participants are tested repeatedly to develop a bio-stable marker profile. Future tests check these markers have not moved. If they have, the rider is ill or has taken performance-enhancing drugs. If any change has been noted, the rider cannot race until the markers have returned to normal. Riders are interviewed and tested for illness or doping.

Team roster

   RiderDate of birth Previous team 
Jack BauerApril 07, 1985Endura Racing (2011)
Alberto BettiolOctober 29, 1993Cannondale (2014)
Patrick BevinMay 02, 1991Avanti Racing (2015)
Matti BreschelAugust 31, 1984Tinkoff-Saxo (2015)
Nathan BrownJuly 07, 1991Bontrager (2013)
André CardosoSeptember 03, 1984Caja Rural-Seguros RGA (2013)
Simon ClarkeJuly 18, 1986Orica-GreenEDGE (2015)
Lawson CraddockFebruary 20, 1992Giant-Alpecin (2015)
Joe DombrowskiMay 12, 1991Sky (2014)
Davide FormoloOctober 25, 1992Cannondale (2014)
Phil GaimonJanuary 28, 1986Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies (2015)
Alex HowesJanuary 01, 1988Chipotle Development (2011)
Ben KingMarch 22, 1989RadioShack-Leopard (2013)
Kristijan KorenNovember 25, 1986Cannondale (2014)
Sebastian LangeveldJanuary 17, 1985Orica-GreenEDGE (2013)
Alan MarangoniJuly 16, 1984Cannondale (2014)
Moreno MoserDecember 25, 1990Cannondale (2014)
Ryan MullenAugust 07, 1994An Post-ChainReaction (2015)
Ramūnas NavardauskasJanuary 30, 1988Vélo-Club La Pomme Marseille (2010)
Pierre RollandOctober 10, 1986Europcar (2015)
Kristoffer SkjerpingMay 04, 1993Joker (2014)
Toms SkujiņšJune 15, 1991Hincapie Racing (2015)
Tom-Jelte SlagterJuly 01, 1989Belkin (2013)
Andrew TalanskyNovember 23, 1988Amore & Vita-McDonald's (2009)
Rigoberto UránJanuary 26, 1987Etixx-Quick Step (2015)
Dylan van BaarleMay 21, 1992Rabobank Development (2013)
Davide VillellaJune 27, 1991Cannondale (2014)
Wouter WippertAugust 14, 1990Drapac (2015)
Michael WoodsOctober 12, 1986Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies (2015)
Ruben ZepuntkeJanuary 29, 1993Bissell Development (2014)
Jonathan Dibben (Aug 01–Dec 31, trainee)February 12, 1994Wiggins (2016)

Major results

National champions

Team rankings

League 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
UCI World Tour 11 6 8 9 8 11 16 8


  1. Wegelius holds dual citizenship with Finland and the United Kingdom. However, he has a license with British Cycling (BC) under the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).


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  2. "Danielson says ban reduced to four years because of 'unintentional ingestion'". Bath, England: Immediate Media Company Limited. October 6, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  3. Neal Rogers (October 7, 2016). "Updated: Fourteen months later, USADA hands Tom Danielson four-year sanction". CyclingTips. South Melbourne, Victoria: BikeExchange Pty. Ltd. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  4. "Thor Hushovd Will Hunt for Major Classics Victory with New Team". Slipstream Sports. August 30, 2010. Retrieved December 5, 2010.
  5. "Six more riders named to the new Garmin-Cervélo squad". Slipstream Sports. September 1, 2010. Retrieved December 5, 2010.
  6. "Team Garmin-Cervélo Officially Renamed Team Garmin-Barracuda". Garmin-Barracuda. Boulder, Colorado; Campbell, California: Slipstream Sports LLC. January 11, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  7. "Garmin-Sharp replaces Garmin-Barracuda at the Tour de France". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. June 25, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  8. Atkins, Ben (June 25, 2012). "Sharp joins Slipstream Sports as co-sponsor of Team Garmin". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  9. Archived from the original on August 22, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. "ACE-ing the test: New frontiers in drug testing". February 24, 2008. Retrieved August 14, 2009.
  11. "Garmin to Sponsor Slipstream Sports, Adding Edge 705 to Elite Cycling Team's Training". Garmin. January 28, 2008. Retrieved August 2, 2009.
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