AG2R La Mondiale (ALM)
Can Mathias Frank finally win the Tour de Suisse in 2017? This is the first season the Lucerne native will wear the colours of French team AG2R La Mondiale (ALM). Frank, who was still under contract with IAM Cycling last year, had his sights set on winning the general classification in 2016. But things turned out differently. Due to a cold, he wasn’t strong enough to compete and had to withdraw from the race after five stages, so the Nottwil resident will have some unfinished business to conclude in the Tour de Suisse.
Mathias Frank is the only Swiss racing for the French team. Unfortunately, his team mate Pierre Latour will not support him during the Tour de Suisse. In his last showing, the Frenchman demonstrated that he has quite a taste for the Swiss mountains. At the finish of the fifth stage, after the Furka and Gotthard passes and a high mountain finish in Carì (Ticino), he had the privilege of wearing the leader jersey, but lost it again a day later.