Fabian Cancellara Launches a New Swiss ProTeam for the 2023 Season

By Monica Buck

The 41-year-old former world champ will launch the Tudor Pro Cycling Team after taking ownership of the Continental level team Swiss Racing Academy. Cancellara intends to register them as a ProTeam next season. That would make Tudor Pro Cycling Team the first professional Swiss cycling team since 2016 when UCI WorldTeam IAM Cycling folded.

“A great day to be able to announce this new adventure of the Tudor Pro Cycling Team,” Cancellara said at a press conference before the start of the Tour de Romandie. “We start from the Swiss Racing Academy, which already competes in many races but from today, everything changes. Today is a great day with great motivation for the future. It is a project focused on and born from Swiss cycling even if we will not only have Swiss riders.”


Cancellara has supported the Swiss Racing Academy for years as a mentor and will now move into the role of the owner. One might presume he would take an active role as a manager as well. However, that will not be the case.

“I’m not the trainer, I’m not the sports director, definitely. So, my role will be as the owner. I think my experience over the last few years, with my company and also with this mentoring with Swiss Racing Academy, show me that this is a role that I fit into.”

Sounds promising. Excited to see the Swiss squad on the World Tour circuit?