Team Country: Switzerland Sports Manager: MARIE Liones Category: UCI World Teams
IAM Cycling is a Swiss registered UCI WorldTour cycling team, managed by former French road race champion Serge Beucherie. The team was officially launched in 2013 and right away was selected as a wild-card entry for the 2013 Paris-Nice race. The most notable holders of the white-red-black jersey were Sylvain Chavanel and Jérôme Pineau from Omega Pharma–Quick-Step, Mathias Frank from BMC Racing Team and Roger Kluge from NetApp–Endura. On 28 January it was announced that IAM Cycling had been granted a "wild card" entry to Tour de France 2014, its first Grand Tour. It also raced the Vuelta a Espana. Subsequently in December 2014 the UCI announced that the team would be granted a WorldTour licence for the 2015 season. IAM Cycling is a member of the Mouvement pour un cyclisme credible or Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC), a union of professional teams which was created to defend the idea of a clean cycling, in particular according to the strict code of ethics established by UCI. Michel Thétaz, CEO of IAM said in a press conference during the 2015-16 off-season, "The year 2016 is one for action, now we have established a solid infrastructure. The goal is to win more races than in 2015" – with 15 wins – "based on the team as a whole".