Garmin will continue to sponsor Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling and Movistar teams, and welcomes Astana Pro, FDJ Pro and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka this year. Additionally, Garmin will continue its support of the Trek Factory Racing, CLIF Pro, CUBE Action Team and Scott-SRAM mountain biking teams.
“Garmin started sponsoring professional cycling teams nearly a decade ago, and we are excited to continue our commitment to the sport,” said Jon Cassat, Garmin vice president of communications. “As a leader in cycling technology, we are proud to provide the teams with top-of-the-line products – from GPS bike computers to cycling awareness accessories and multisport GPS watches – for training, racing and adventure in between.”
Several teams will be equipped with Garmin products to increase performance and help provide a safer cycling environment. Edge cycling computers will provide data and key metrics to cyclists, as well as GPS and navigational support. The world’s first cycling radar, Varia, will warn of vehicles approaching from behind, while a tail light brightens and flashes to alert drivers of a cyclist ahead. Additionally, many of the sponsored teams will use Garmin Forerunner GPS running watches, fēnix multisport GPS watches and a range of vívo activity trackers which will monitor the distance cyclists travel, the calories they burn and how much sleep they get every night. The teams will also benefit from the Garmin Index smart scale that measures weight, body fat, skeletal muscle mass and more.