|Mathias FRANK||Matthias BRÄNDLE||Reto HOLLENSTEIN||Sylvain CHAVANEL||Jarlinson PANTANO GOMEZ||Stef CLEMENT||Marcel WYSS||Jérôme COPPEL||Martin ELMIGER|
Boasting a very good debut in the professional ranks with the overall victory of Swedish rider Thomas Löfkvist on the Mediterranean Tour 2013, IAM Cycling firmly settled itself into the cycling landscape, hence its receipt in just its second year of existence of a wild-card for the Tour de France, before its accession to the World Tour in 2015. Founded by Michel Thétaz, a Geneva investment fund manager hailing from the Valais area as well as a cycling enthusiast, the team is managed by former French champion Serge Beucherie, who managed the Crédit Agricole team that disbanded at the end of 2008, the heir of which is somewhat IAM Cycling.
A mainly Swiss team, the squad took on a French touch with the recruitments of Sylvain Chavanel, Jérôme Pineau and Jérôme Coppel, and has adapted to the international market by attracting Colombian climber Jarlinson Pantano and Dutch all-rounder Stef Clement, the road captain whose job will be to guide team leader Mathias Frank, a climber for whom Swiss fans have high hopes, despite his bad luck last year (when he fractured his femur during the seventh stage). Cervélo, the last Swiss team to have taken part in the Tour de France, folded in 2010. With IAM Cycling, a bastion of European cycling has had new life breathed into it. After an attacking 2014 thanks to Chavanel and Martin Elmiger, the team intends to play a more significant role in the mountains and general classification for its second participation in Le Tour.
10: the number or Swiss riders at IAM Cycling, including climbers Mathias Frank and Sébastien Reichenbach.
19th April 2012: the IAM Cycling team is founded by Michel Thétaz to give a boost to Swiss professional cycling.
22nd August 2013: IAM Cycling announces the recruitment of Sylvain Chavanel.
20th July 2014: Martin Elmiger, the Swiss champion, takes part in a breakaway over almost 220 kilometres on the 15th stage of the Tour de France in the company of Jack Bauer but is caught by the pack just before the finishing line in the streets of Nimes, near to the arenas.