Cervélo is the proud sponsor of Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda, an International Cycling Union team based in Boulder, Colorado. Established in 2007, Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda 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-Barracuda 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-Barracuda 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 2012 Garmin-Sharp line-up is a list of broad racing characters including Jack Bauer, Dave Zabriskie, Christophe Le Mevel, Tom Danielson, Martin Maaskant, Thomas Dekker, Tyler Farrar, Daniel Martin, David Millar, Koldo Fernandez, Murilo Fischer, Nathan Haas, Heinrich Haussler, Ryder Hesjedal, Alex Howes, Robert Hunter, Andreas Klier, Michel Kreder, Raymond Kreder, Ramunas Navardauskas, Tom Peterson, Jacob Rathe, Sebastien Rosseler, Peter Stetina, Andrew Talansky, Christian Vande Velde, Sep Vanmarcke, Johan Vansummeren and Fabian Wegmann.