Team Slipstream is opening its team launch at the Boulder Theatre in Boulder, Colorado to the public in order to raise funds for the Davis Phinney Foundation. Fans can purchase a limited number of special 'VIP' tickets for $500 (US) to the November 14 event, which entitles ticket holders to an exclusive happy hour with hors d'ouevres and wine prior to opening the doors with the 2008 team, Front row table seating for the evening, VIP access to the 2008 fan-club, including exclusive web-content and discounts from selected 2008 sponsors, including Pearl Izumi.
The night will provide fans with a rare opportunity to spend an evening with the Slipstream/Chipotle Professional Cycling Team and staff, and view a screening of the pilot for the team's reality TV show, which will potentially air this year, as well as a short film highlighting the history of Slipstream's rise to the top of American cycling, and another film showcasing the tumultuous career of Slipstream's new recruit, David Millar.
The main attraction of the evening will, of course, be the introduction of the 2008 team, which will also include a question and answer session with the riders. The event will culminate with a live auction, which will include special contributions from David Millar, David Zabriskie, and the Davis Phinney Foundation, an organization designed to accelerate Parkinson's research through collaborative funding, and to explore the positive effects of exercise on Parkinson's patients. All proceeds will benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation.
VIP Tickets are available now at www.slipstreamsports.com, while General Admission tickets will be available on October 24. Supplies are limited, so fans are encouraged to purchase as soon as possible.
Slipstream for 'credible cycling'
Team Slipstream has joined the "Movement for a Credible Cycling " (MPCC), the antidoping group created by the French and German teams during the Tour de France by the French and German formations, according to AFP. The team, which is led by former Credit Agricole rider Jonathan Vaughters, joins Ag2r, Bouygues Telecom, Cofidis, Credit Agricole, Francaise des Jeux, Gerolsteiner, T-Mobile, which were the original founding members, and the Dutch Rabobank team, which joined last month.