Q&A with Slipstream owner Doug Ellis
Team Slipstream/Chipotle's budget tripled this year to $11 million without major corporate sponsorship.
A big reason is Doug Ellis, the team owner and New York-based private investor who also shares team director Jonathan Vaughers' passion for cycling.
"For the most part, it's me who's losing the money," says Ellis.
He talks more about what lies ahead for Slipstream.
Question from Bonnie D. Ford: Is it still cool to be clean if you don't win?
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Can an American team that aims to compete clean help put cycling on the right road? Bonnie D. Ford takes a look at Team Slipstream/Chipotle.
A LOOK AT SLIPSTREAM• Bonnie D. Ford: A different kind of team
CAST OF CHARACTERS• "The Director": Q&A with Jonathan Vaughters
• "The Producer:" Q&A with Doug Ellis
• ZOOM Gallery: Slipstream in action