Cannondale-Garmin unveil 27-man roster following merger of Garmin-Sharp and Cannondale teams
Last Updated: 14/11/14 5:55pm
The team formed out of a merger of Garmin-Sharp and Cannondale will be known as Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling, their management have announced.
The new set-up will be built mainly around Garmin-Sharp's existing squad and structure, with the 27-man roster for 2015 being made up of 17 riders from Garmin-Sharp, seven riders from Cannondale and three new arrivals.
Joe Dombrowski has joined from Team Sky, Kristoffer Skjerping has been recruited from Team Joker and Ruben Zepuntke will move from the Bissell Development Team.
Cannondale-Garmin will be managed by Slipstream Sports, in which Cannondale now has an ownership stake, while Slipstream chief executive Jonathan Vaughters will assume the same role for the new team.
“2015 is our youngest group of athletes yet, and it’s also young in that it’s a new team," Vaughters said. "That gives us huge opportunities.
“What you can expect to see is an extremely talented group of young riders who will benefit greatly from the leadership and guidance of more experienced guys like [Sebastian] Langeveld, [Dan] Martin, [Ryder] Hesjedal and [Andrew] Talansky."
Cannondale-Garmin 2015 roster
Janier Acevedo, Jack Bauer, Alberto Bettiol, Nathan Brown, André Cardoso, Tom Danielson, Joe Dombrowski, Davide Formolo, Nathan Haas, Lasse Hansen, Ryder Hesjedal, Alex Howes, Ben King, Ted King, Kristjian Koren, Sebastian Langeveld, Alan Marangoni, Dan Martin, Matej Mohoric, Moreno Moser, Ramunas Navardauskas, Kristoffer Skjerping, Tom-Jelte Slagter, Andrew Talansky, Dylan van Baarle, Davide Villella, Ruben Zepuntke.