Probably the most motivated and talented of the four wild-card teams in the Tour de France, IAM are a headline-writer’s dream. IAM WINNING, IAM NOT DOING VERY WELL and IAM MIA are three of our own, ready to roll out as soon as events dictate. Our caption-writers also hope that a photograph of an IAM rider next to Fabian ‘Spartacus’ Cancellara is taken at some point during the Tour.
Sylvain Chavanel’s closely marked these days, so getting into breaks might be difficult for him. He can still crack out a top 10 ride in the time trials, however. Heinrich Haussler hasn’t shown bunch sprint winning speed for a few seasons. Instead of focusing too heavily on these two, IAM will put less-known riders into breaks, and Mathias Frank will come closest to winning a stage.
Tour de France history
Stage wins: 0
Best overall: N/A
Top 10s: 0
Jersey wins: 0
Tour team: Sylvain Chavanel (Fra), Martin Elmiger (Sui), Mathias Frank (Sui), Heinrich Haussler (Aus), Reto Hollenstein (Sui), Roger Kluge (Ger), Jerome Pineau (Fra), Sebastien Reichenbach (Sui), Danilo Wyss (Sui)