Boulder, Co. and Campbell, Calif., Jan. 11, 2012 Team Garmin-Cervlo, the elite American professional cycling team today announced that it will become Team Garmin-Barracuda with the addition of Barracuda Networks as a new sponsor of the team.
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The incredible sense of teamwork, passion and determination, and commitment to innovation, align perfectly with our philosophy on delivering the most innovative solutions and support to our customers, said Michael Perone, executive vice president and CMO of Barracuda Networks. This partnership provides a fantastic platform to share that message with millions of people around the world in a unique and meaningful way.
We are always looking for partners who, like Garmin, share our passion and commitment to the best innovations in technology, and Barracuda Networks is a perfect fit, said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports and Director Sportif of Team Garmin-Barracuda. The partnership with Barracuda Networks is long-term and the company will also allow Slipstream Sports to continue to pursue other co-title sponsor opportunities.
Wed like to thank Slipstream for giving us the second team name in 2011 when they had no obligation to do so, said Phil White, CEO of Cervlo. Were excited that Barracuda Networks is joining the team. It bodes well for the future that the team is attracting new sponsors of this caliber, and Cervlo looks forward to continuing as a key partner and the official bicycle supplier of the team for the next three years.
From a business standpoint, working with Barracuda Networks makes great sense, said Matt Johnson, President of Slipstream Sports. The sponsorship provides Barracuda Networks with an unprecedented opportunity to showcase its technology leadership and expand its brand footprint around the globe.
Team Garmin-Barracuda today unveiled the 2012 jersey from technical clothing supplier Castelli, which will be raced for the first time at the Tour Down Under.
Garmin continues to provide the team with technology they use while training and racing, including the Garmin Edge 800 with its leading touch-screen and advanced mapping capability and the Edge 500, a lightweight, compact GPS enabled cycling computer.