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Old 07-16-12, 11:47
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After the rumours that linked Fabian Cancellara with new swiss cycling project IAM....who know something about the project? some rumour?
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Old 07-16-12, 14:41
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IAM is a Swiss asset management firm, specialized in institutional asset management. It is founded by Michel Thiétaz, who has an estimated net worth of 100-200 million, who seems to be into cycling. Last april he said that golf and sailing didn't interest him very much, and that his passion was cycling.

He is said to be willing to invest 4.9 million euros a year, for (at least) the following six years in a pro-conti team in which half of the roster would be Swiss. Serge Beucherie, a former professional and team director, will probably be appointed as manager.
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Default Any name??

For example; I think in Andreas Kloden...a "big" name and a very good rider for races as Tour of Romandie and Tour of Suisse...

Cancellara would be a dream!!!!
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Old 07-16-12, 20:52
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The rumours links this project with Adriano Baffi and Marcello Albasini.
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The leaders of the team could be OLIVER ZAUGG and MARTIN ELMIGER.
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So just got the info and missed this thread before. So any new news/info?

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Old 08-02-12, 01:50
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They say that the goal 2013 is pro conti, 20 riders, budget 6mill € for minimum 3 years so my thoughts are forget all those big names, they will go for the riders with an upcoming future and riders in there late years.

Her are the IAM facebook profile with some info and the story behind.

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Team Cycling Professional Continental category PRO
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IAM Cycling Team Cycling Cycling Team IAM (investment funds) is a Swiss cycling team founded in Geneva in 2012. Founded by Michel Thétaz and directed by Serge Beucherie, IAM Cycling posssède status Pro Continental team. The team is sponsored by IAM Independent Asset Management Ltd and was renamed IAM Cycling. The creation of the Pro Continental team is announced on 25



April 2012 during a press conference on the Tour de Romandie. It was on this occasion that Thétaz Michel, CEO of IAM Independent Asset Management SA and General Manager of AMI Cycling SA, along with Serge Beucherie, Director of the main sports team, present the details of the only Pro Continental team high Swiss identity. Sponsor and funding with a budget of about 6 million, IAM Independent Asset Management Ltd is committed as a single sponsor for a minimum of 3 years. IAM Cycling 4 Team Managers will mentor the team of 20 professional riders whose half the workforce will be Swiss. The main objective of this team is to be invited, in 2013, in races like the Tour de Romandie and the Tour of Switzerland.

Link http://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-I...835474?sk=info
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The rumours links this project with Adriano Baffi and Marcello Albasini.
Interesting, I had not heard this before.

Others linked with the team are Sébastien HINAULT and Kristoff GODDAERT

http://www.cyclismactu.net/news-tran...ale-26536.html
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I read somewhere that Gabriel Rasch (FDJ) also had an offer from IAM. Can't remember where I read it so I'm afraid I have no link.
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I read somewhere that Gabriel Rasch (FDJ) also had an offer from IAM. Can't remember where I read it so I'm afraid I have no link.
It's being reported on procycling.no

http://www.procycling.no/article3444683.ece

Since one of the people involved is Serge Beucherie who knows Gabriel Rasch from Credit Agricole it makes sense.
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