Garmin has announced itself as the new title sponsor of Team Slipstream.
The announcement, just days after American ProTour team High Road Sports signed Columbia as its title sponsor, will see Jonathan Vaughters' team ride in Garmin colours at next month's Tour de France. The American squad will race as Team Garmin-Chipotle Presented by H30 at the French grand tour, which kicks off in Brest on 5 July.
"We are thrilled to partner with Garmin and believe that establishing this title sponsorship is further evidence that a new era of cycling is upon us," said Vaughters. "Garmin's commitment to innovation and integrity mirrors our own."
Garmin's first major association with Slipstream came in January, when it announced it would provide the team with Edge 705 computers. These include power compatibility, wireless unit-to-unit connectivity and the ability to monitor GPS position, heart rate, speed, cadence, altitude and gradient on the same display. The team also uses nüvi 770 personal navigation devices to get themselves between their hotels and the start/finish each day.