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Garmin-Chipotle names Tour squad

The newly renamed Garmin-Chipotle team unveiled its Tour de France roster, which features three of only four Americans in the entire Tour peloton.

The team, formerly known as Slipstream-Chipotle, is making its debut in the world’s biggest bicycle race, but the roster, released on Tuesday, includes several Tour de France veterans.

Garmin-Chipotle, presented by H30 for Tour de France
Magnus Bäckstedt (S)
Julian Dean (NZ)
Will Frischkorn (USA)
Ryder Hesjedal (Can)
Trent Lowe (Aus)
Martijn Maaskant (Nl)
David Millar (GB)
Danny Pate (USA)
Christian Vande Velde (USA)

“Bringing a team to the Tour de France has always been our vision,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports LLC and team director. “The riders on and off this list have worked incredibly hard for this. As a team, we are dedicated to giving our fans and the world something to cheer for at the Tour.”

The new Team Garmin-Chipotle team kit will be unveiled in presentation two days before the July 5 start of the Tour in Brest, France.

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