Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Team Garmin- Slipstream Adds Jack Bobridge
Team Garmin-Slipstream, the top American professional cycling team dedicated to ethical sporting and developing the next generation of cycling champions, announced today that it has added Australian Jack Bobridge to its roster and formed a partnership with Cycling Australia to develop young riders into professional road and track champions.
The team already boasts Australia’s reigning points race World Champion, Cameron Meyer and today has confirmed 19 year-old Jack Bobridge as part of the team’s line-up The Adelaide rider is the Australian U-23 road race and time trial champion and will join the professional team as a stagiaire later this year.
“Jack is a phenomenal talent — possibly the most talented rider of his generation,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports and Director Sportif of Team Garmin-Slipstream. “He excels on the road and on the track and makes an outstanding addition to our roster. We are thrilled that he decided to join Team Garmin-Slipstream.”
Among the best U-23 riders in the world, Bobridge claimed two silver medals at the Track World Championships in March for individual pursuit and team pursuit, the latter won alongside new teammate, Meyer. Bobridge is also the Oceania and Australian Individual Pursuit Champion.
“I chose Team Garmin-Slipstream because I believe in its mission of helping young riders reach their full potential,” said Bobridge. “I know that I will continue to grow as a part of this team – on the track and on the road.”