Overview:Slipstream Sports, LLC, is a highly progressive sports
management company dedicated solely to promoting the
ethical growth of American cycling. The team was created in 2003 as a development team for young US riders.
Founder Jonathan Vaughters, a Tour de France veteran,
started the team with $50,000 of his own money and a vision to build his startup into a Tour de France contender. Financial services company TIAA-CREF was the original team sponsor.
In 2005, investor Doug Ellis teamed up with Vaughters
and increased financing so the team could step up to the
next level of professional cycling, and Slipstream Sports,
LLC was born. The team is now backed by dozens of sponsors, including Garmin, Transitions, POM Wonderful, Holowesko Partners, Chipotle, Felt, and Pearl Izumi.
Slipstream Sports owns and manages the following
properties: Team Garmin-Sharp a professional American cycling team dedicated to promoting ethical sporting and developing the next generation of cycling champions.