It's goodbye Slipstream hello Transitions as the men in Argyle today announced a new sponsor and a change of name. Transitions Optical will be the team's new co-sponsor along with Garmin and the team will now be known as Garmin Transitions with the name of the management company that owns and runs the team being dropped from its title.
And who are Transistions? Well, according to the press release announcing the change:
“Transitions Optical is the world's leading manufacturer of adaptive eyewear, offering the most advanced photochromic technology in the widest selection of spectacle lenses such as Transitions lenses as well as Transitions SOLFX(R) sun wear. From the mountains of the Grand Tours to the cobbles of the Classics, Team Garmin-Transitions athletes will wear Transitions(R) lenses as they race and train around the globe in various lighting conditions. make adapative spectacle lenses – prescription lenses which adapt to the light conditions.
So now you know. And just to get this out of the way early, yes, they will be a team in Transition… yes, okay, Transitions for the foreseeable future. We're that won't be the last time that joke is made either or the one about them moving in to triathlon…
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.