Ian Boswell was born in Bend Oregon, on February 7th, 1991, to Grant and Diane Boswell. His path to athletics and cycling was engrained in him at an early age, with Diane being an avid runner and Grant being a former top tier professional triathlete.
With his parent’s and alongside his younger brother Austin, Ian began growing up in the outdoor oriented town of Bend, exploring the running trails, mountain bike trails and ski slopes. It was obvious at an early age that Ian was destined to be a competitive athlete, as him and his brother were constantly racing bikes in the street, pushing each other to be better and faster.
Ian would take this same competitive drive into multiple sports during his high school years participating with the basketball team, cross country team, and winning multiple USA Junior Road National Championships in the criterium, individual time trial, and road race. Meanwhile, Ian was also racing with Hot Tubes Development team and USA Junior National Team in Europe throughout the spring and summer.
While Ian was very focused on bettering himself in athletics, he was also an active student, enjoying social studies, and taking advantage of a rotary exchange when he was 16, that placed him in Brussels Belgium, for one year. During that time, Ian was able to immerse himself in the European culture, studying at a foreign school where he was able to learn to speak fluent French.
After graduating high school in 2009, Ian joined the continental pro squad Bissell. That year he produced a number podiums and results that made him highly recognized by Axel Merx, of the Trek-Livestrong Development Team. Racing with the Livestrong Team during the 2011 and 2012 road seasons, Ian was able to continue producing strong palmarès, with podiums in the Tour of Utah and Tour De L’Avenir. His display as a strong mountain climber made him a desirable prospect for the pro peloton, and after several strong seasons as a U23, Ian signed his first world tour contract with Team Sky for the 2013 season. After five season with Team Sky, Ian has moved teams and joined the Swiss-based Team Katusha-Alpecin for the 2018-2019 racing seasons.
Currently, Ian spends his off seasons at his new home in Peacham, Vermont with his fiancée, Gretchen. Together, they maintain an apple orchard, garden and greenhouse for their latest cooking, baking and preserving endeavors. In Vermont, Ian enjoys combining scenic, hilly gravel rides with functional work projects (such as chopping wood) around the 1785 farmhouse. Ian continues to do the majority of his training in Nice, France, where he enjoys the camaraderie of other cyclists in the warm weather along the Mediterranean. When Ian is back in his hometown of Bend, he enjoys visiting with friends and family, camping in the Cascades with his mom, and hunting with his brother and dad.