Cervélo is the proud sponsor of Team Garmin-Sharp, an International Cycling Union team based in Boulder, Colorado. Established in 2007, Team Garmin-Sharp is led by general manager Jonathan Vaughters, an American former professional racer. He is the chief executive of Slipstream Sports, a sports management company who manages the team and built the organization from the former TIAA-CREF squad. Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda riders are easy to recognize by the signature blue argyle pattern that has been present throughout the history of the organization.
Cervélo has been delighted to watch Team Garmin-Sharp be invited to the UCI World Calendar, UCI ProTour and UCI Continental Circuits races such as Tour of Flanders, Gent-Wevelgem and Paris-Roubaix and the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia.
The team's most prominent victory was in the 2012 Giro d’Italia, when Canadian Ryder Hesjedal, won the general classification. Not only was this a huge win for Garmin-Sharp as a team, but also for Hesjedal personally, being the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour. Team Garmin-Sharp followed this victory with another overall general classification win by Christian Vande Velde in their hometown race, the USA Pro Challenge.
Vaughters has described his formidable team as possessing "very deep talent," and an "all-for-one-and-one-for-all attitude." The 2013 Garmin-Sharp line-up is a list of broad racing characters including Jack Bauer, Tom Danielson, Thomas Dekker, Rohan Dennis, Caleb Fairly, Tyler Farrar, Koldo Fernandez de Larrea, Nathan Haas, Ryder Hesjedal, Alex Howes, Robbie Hunter, Andreas Klier, Michel Kreder, Raymond Kreder, Martijn Maaskant, Dan Martin, David Millar, Lachlan Morton, Ramunas Navardauskas, Nick Nuyens, Jacob Rathe, Sebastien Rosseler, Peter Stetina, Andrew Talansky, Christian Vande Velde, Johan Vansummeren, Steele VonHoff, Fabian Wegmann, and David Zabriskie.