By Press Release – Slipstream Sports
Team Slipstream powered by Chipotle announces Pro Continental statusand roster for 2007Boulder, CO, December 6, 2006 – In a bold move upward for 2007,Team TIAA-CREF not only becomes Team Slipstream p/b Chipotle, but movesup a big notch into the UCI’s Professional Continental category. The team’sunique cross-Atlantic schedule consists of racing the USACycling ProfessionalTour, the European Continental Tour and hopefully a few ProTour wildcardstarts. This schedule will prove challenging but rewarding for both ridersand sponsors.“We are happy to be growing – and growing at a rate that will put uson our objective of riding the Tour de France by 2009,” announced TeamSlipstream/Chipotle’s director Jonathan Vaughters.“Team TIAA-CREF hasn’t disappeared, their sponsorship has moved to ourjunior development team,” added Vaughters, “However, the Professional team,Slipstream presented by Chipotle, is no longer in any way, shape or forma development team. We are still a young team, but now we will race towin, not learn.”Adding a few young but talented riders from across the world, Slipstreamp/b Chipotle has bolstered its growing strength, but without losing itsdeep roots as an American team. ProTour signees such as Patrick McCarty(Phonak) and Kilian Patour (Credit Agricole) bring experience, and youngtalents such as u23 Paris-Tours winner, Huub Duyn (Rabobank) and AussieBen Johnson (Agritubel) bring enthusiasm. Returning stars include currentUSPRO Criterium Champion, Brad Huff, u23 Road Race and Criterium Champion,Craig Lewis, and 2001 World u23 TT Champion, Danny Pate.“Pate will be one of the biggest surprises of 2007.” states Vaughters,“He was right on the cusp of truly breaking through in 2006, I have nodoubt he will have a few rides that leave people awestruck in 2007.”All the riders on Slipstream powered by Chipotle will be riding Feltcarbon frames with a unique and yet to be revealed paint scheme.
Roster Huub Duyn (Rabobank): 1st U23 Paris – Tours, 2006 Kilian Patour (Credit Agricole) Pat McCarty (Phonak) Benny Johnson (Agritubel) Danny Pate Brad Huff Craig Lewis Ian MacGregor Tyler Butterfield (Vendee U) Blake Caldwell Steve Cozza Michael Creed Jason Donald Timmy Duggan Lucas Euser Michael Friedman Will Frishkorn Alex Howes (5280/eSoles Junior Development Team) Michael Lange Francois Parisien Tom Peterson Peter Stetina Taylor Tolleson
Executive Staff Doug Ellis- Chairman, Slipstream Sports Jonathan Vaughters- Directeur Sportif/General Manager Johnny Weltz- Directeur Sportif Elizabeth Seliga, CPA, MBA- Chief Financial Officer Prentice Steffen, MD- Team Physician/Medical Director Allen Lim, PhD- Team Physiologist
Sponsors Slipstream Sports-Founded in 2005, Slipstream Sports LLC is a highly progressive sports management company dedicated solely to promoting the ethical growth of American cycling. Chipotle- www.chipotle.com “The restaurant known for serving food with integrity” FELT – www.feltracing.com Bicycles – “To design, develop, and deliver the best bicycles in the world. Period.” F1C and Z1 frames on the road and DA and BA frames during time trials. ABN AMRO 5280 Magazine CAT CLIFBar Shimano Ultimate Cyclingnews.com Wheels Manufacturing Cycling.tv fi’zi:k Cyclops/Saris/Powertap Hincapie Sportswear Oval Designs Dedicated Athlete Arundel Paul Lange & Co. Pedro’s Rocky Mounts Scicon VMG
For more information contact: Jonathan Vaughters.