Garmin to sponsor cycling team in Tour de France



Garmin to sponsor cycling team in Tour de France
Garmin announced today its title sponsorship of Slipstream Sports – “Team Garmin-Chipotle Presented by H30” - an elite cycling team for the Tour de France. Garmin has signed a multi-years commitment with Slipstream Sports that goes well beyond the three weeks tour.

Team Garmin will train and race with the Edge 705 GPS-enabled cycling computer and travel with nüvi 770 personal navigation devices.


Edge 705
Edge 705
Edge 705
Edge 705
“During the season, television coverage of professional cycling reaches 4 billion people” said Garmin. Garmin was not willing to reveal the cost of its sponsorship, however, it is “a significant amount of money for us” said Jon Cassat, Garmin’s vice president of communications.

Edge 705

The Edge 705 offers wireless unit-to-unit connectivity and the ability to monitor - on a 2.2 color screen -GPS position, heart rate, speed, cadence, altitude and gradient on the same display. Team Garmin will be able to share data – including saved rides, waypoints and workouts –through ANT+Sport™ wireless technology.

Wednesday, June 18th 2008


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