Owned and managed by Slipstream Sports, Team Garmin-Cervélo, has announced that it will become Team Garmin-Barracuda with the addition of new sponsor Barracuda Networks, a global provider of content security and data protection. Commenting on the sponsorship announcement Michael Perone, executive vice president and CMO of Barracuda, said: ‘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. This partnership provides a fantastic platform to share that message with millions of people around the world in a unique and meaningful way.’
Director Sportif of the newly rechristened Team Garmin-Barracuda, Jonathan Vaughters, added: ‘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…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.’
In line with the name change, the team has also revealed the new 2012 jersey (which continues to be supplied by tech clothing leaders Castelli). It will be worn for the first time in action by the squad at the Santos Tour Down Under which begins January 15, fans will be able to get their hands on replicas in February.