December 31/13 9:16 am - Team Garmin-Sharp Unveils 2014 Roster
Posted by Editoress on 12/31/13
The argyle armada continues its focus on developing the future of cycling with talented young rider additions such as 21-year-old American Nathan Brown, a two-time U23 National Time Trial champion; Lasse Hansen, an Olympic Gold Medalist (Omnium) and Danish U23 National Road and TT Champion; Dylan Van Baarle, Dutch U23 National Road and TT Champion and two-time winner of Olympia's Tour; Ben King, former U23 National Road Race and Criterum Champion and Professional National Road Race Champion (an honor he won at just 21 years old,) and Tom-Jelte Slagter, winner of the 2013 Tour Down Under.
Also joining the argyle ranks are Classics specialist Sebastian Langeveld, winner of the 2011 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and top-ten finisher in the 2013 Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix and E3 Harelbeke; Janier Acavedo, podium finisher at the 2013 Tour of California; American Phil Gaimon, making the leap to his first World-Tour team, and climbing specialist Andre Cardoso.
Andrew Talansky, the top American at the 2013 Tour de France - finishing tenth overall, and Dan Martin, Tour de France stage winner and winner of Liege-Baston-Liege, are poised to continue their strong results; Tyler Farrar and Steele Von Hoff will be focused on sprint finishes; and young sensations Rohan Dennis and Lachlan Morton will continue to build on their 2013 seasons. The Classics squad will continue to benefit from the experience of Paris-Roubaix winner Johan Vansummeren. [Ryder Hesjedal also remains with the squad, although the release makes no mention of him, other than listing him in the roster]
"This is our youngest roster ever, which I'm happy about and proud of," said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO, Slipstream Sports and Team Garmin-Sharp. "It brings us back to the roots of this organization. We have the most talented riders in the world, it's now our job to help them realize that talent and realize their dreams."
Team Garmin-Sharp 2014 Roster
Koldo Fernandez de Larrea
Dylan Van Baarle
Steele Von Hoff