The 25-year-old has signed a deal with the American team after his 2012 outfit Spidertech announced that they would not have a team in 2013. Fairly rode for Garmin’s development team in 2009 and 2010 and made a brief stint as a stagieire for the WorldTour team towards the end of the 2010 season. He was seen as a promising young rider, winning a number of races in 2010 which included a win over Floyd Landis at the Tour of the Battenkill.
However he signed a contract with HTC for 2011 but the team folded at the end of that season. Despite finding at home at Spidertech the Texan found results hard to come by but is looking forward to his opportunity at Garmin.
“I’m very excited to be joining Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda. I feel like I’m ‘re-joining’ them, as I grew up in their development team. I was excited when Jonathan offered me the opportunity to come back,” he said on the team’s website.