Boulder, CO - Slipstream Sports is providing fans with a rare opportunity to spend an evening with the riders and staff of Team Garmin-Chipotle presented by H30 and Team 5280/Felt. The event, to be held on Tuesday, August 19th at 7:00 p.m., will commence with a rose champagne toast to pay homage to the Maglia Rose and will include a five course meal from Denver's award-winning Table 6 accompanied by unique artisanal wines correlating with the regions of the Tour de France. Only 50 tickets are available for the event, proceeds of which will help raise money for Team 5280/Felt, a junior cycling team for riders ages 10-18 years of age.
The evening will include an auction of Christian Vande Velde's autographed pink jersey from the Giro d'Italia as well as items from this year's Tour de France. In addition, fans will be given the opportunity to sample wines from regions visited in the 2008 Tour de France, selected by Todd Mathis, National Sales Manager for Martine's Wines and a Masters of wine candidate, and Slipstream CEO and wine geek extraordinaire, Jonathan Vaughters. Members of Team 5280/Felt and Team Garmin-Chipotle presented by H30 that are tentatively expected to be in attendance include Danny Pate, Will Frischkorn and Jonathan Vaughters.
"When I originally started what is now Team Garmin-Chipotle, I made a commitment to developing the next generation of cycling champions. Team 5280 gives young riders the unique opportunity to train alongside the pros and benefit from their experience and knowledge," said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports and Director Sportif of Team Garmin-Chipotle presented by H30. Team 5280 takes its name from Denver's 5280 Magazine, which in 2003 was the first sponsor of the program that became Slipstream Sports.
Tickets for the event are available for purchase for $500 each and may be obtained by calling 303-444-7500 or by sending an email to [email protected] For more information, go to: www.slipstreamsports.com.
About Slipstream Sports
Founded in 2005, Slipstream Sports LLC is a highly progressive sports management company dedicated solely to promoting the ethical growth of American cycling.
About Team Garmin-Chipotle Presented by H30
Owned and managed by Slipstream Sports, a sports marketing and development company, Team Garmin-Chipotle Presented by H30 is dedicated to promoting ethical sporting and developing the next generation of cycling champions. In 2007, Team Slipstream partnered with Agency for Cycling Ethics (ACE), to create the most progressive anti-doping system in the professional sports world. Each of the team's 25 riders will undergo combined voluntary testing at least 700 times throughout the 2008 season, 20 times the number of tests that most professional cyclists are subject to annually. Team Garmin will be competing in a full schedule of professional cycling races in the U.S. and Europe throughout 2008. Additional information is available at www.slipstreamsports.com.