EF Education First – Drapac p/b Cannondale is an American-registered WorldTour cycling team competing at the highest level of the sport. In the 2018 season, the team will race with the youngest roster and one of the most diverse squads in the WorldTour.
The team is managed by Slipstream Sports, the brainchild of Jonathan Vaughters and Doug Ellis, who founded the company in 2005 on the belief there was a better way to run a cycling team. First and foremost, the team has always been unwavering in its commitment to anti-doping and was the first professional cycling team to institute its own internal testing protocols.
The team's notable achievements include: stage wins at every Grand Tour, Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico, the overall classifications at the Giro d'Italia, Criterium du Dauphiné, Tour of Missouri, Tour of Utah, the USA Pro Challenge, Tour of Alberta and wins at three Monuments: Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Il Lombardia. In 2017, Slipstream Sports, then racing as Cannondale-Drapac, finished second overall at the Tour de France with Colombian star Rigoberto Uran.
EF Education First, new naming partner in 2018, became the majority owner of Slipstream Sports at the start of the current season. A family owned global education company, EF wanted to get involved in cycling, particularly with Slipstream Sports, because of the diversity of the team, the incredible passion of its fans (clearly demonstrated by the #SaveArgyle campaign), the opportunity to team up with all other Slipstream Sports partners, and the powerful way cycling unites people from different backgrounds to achieve great things together.
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