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Garmin® announces product sponsorship of five professional cycling teams

OLATHE, Kan., May 09, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. GRMN, +1.02% today announced product sponsorships of five professional cycling teams for the 2016 season, including three World Tour teams and two mountain biking teams. Garmin will continue to sponsor Cannondale Pro Cycling and Movistar Team, and for the first year will sponsor Team Lampre-Merida. Additionally, Garmin will support the mountain biking teams Trek Factory Racing and LUNA Pro Team.

“We are extremely excited to continue strong involvement in professional cycling with our support of these five teams,” said Jon Cassat, Garmin vice president of communications. “We have long been a leader of cycling technology and we are proud to provide our cutting edge products for training and race day as teams Cannondale, Movistar, Lampre-Merida, Trek Factory Racing and LUNA Pro race throughout the season.”

All teams will ride with one of the Edge® cycling computers with select teams using various additional Garmin fitness products including the Vector pedal-based power system, Varia cycling awareness products, the vívosmart® HR activity tracker and the Index smart scale. Cannondale Pro Cycling and Team Lampre-Merida will also use the Drive and d�“zl automotive navigation products.

“We are excited to continue our long-standing partnership and friendship with Garmin,” said Matt Johnson, Slipstream Sports president. “They have been part of the foundation of this team since its inception. Both parties benefit: the technical feedback from our athletes further fuels Garmin’s leadership position in the market, and their...