Dan Martin Resigns With Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda

Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda today announced that Dan Martin has re-signed with the team through 2014.

“Slipstream Sports has been my home for 5 seasons and I’m happy to say I will ride in Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda colors for 2 more years. This team feels like family to me, and after the progression we have achieved together since I signed my first contract, it is the only team where I feel that I can continue to achieve my full potential as a bike rider. Having fun has always been my ethos toward my job and passion, and Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda is an environment where I feel comfortable on both a social and professional level. Its been an incredible few months for me with finishing my first Tour de France and competing in the Olympics, and re-signing with the team just adds to it. I am happy and proud to say I will be a Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda rider for the next 2 seasons.”

Martin entered professional cycling in 2008 with Slipstream Sports as part of the then Garmin-Chipotle team. His palmares include winning the 2008 Route du Sud and the 2008 Irish National Road Race Champions. Martin won the 2010 Tour of Poland, a stage at the 2011 Vuelta a Espana and a stage in the 2011 Tour of Poland. He recently made his Tour de France debut, capturing three top-ten finishes (8th on Stage 1, 7th on Stage 16, and 10th on Stage 17).

“Dan turned pro with our organization in 2008 because he shared our vision and our passion and because he believed we were the right fit to help him grow and develop as an athlete. In his first year alone he won Route du Sud and became the Irish National Road Race Champion,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO, Slipstream Sports. “He’s continued to show the world what we knew he could do, collecting 3 top-10 finishes for Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda in his recent Tour de France debut. Dan is a champion and we are thrilled that he will continue with us.”