The Garmin-Slipstream rolled out its 2009 look on Friday, keeping the same argyle motif while adding a more orange to the design along with a predominantly orange Giro helmet. The team's press release says the new design "highlights title sponsor Garmin's leadership role, while also bringing attention to Slipstream and its focus on ethical sporting and developing the next generation of American champions".
The riders will also be taking advantage of clothing manufacturer Pearl Izumi's ultra aerodynamic time trial Speed-Suit, which the team calls "the fastest Speed-Suit ever produced".
While the Chipotle restaurant chain is gone from the title sponsor slot, Vaughters said the company is still a "valuable and significant sponsor" of the team. According to Vaughters, "We are still powered by Chipotle burritos, as we always have been. Chipotle is our secret training weapon."