IAM Cycling set to join UCI WorldTour in 2015

Swiss team IAM Cycling are reported to be joining the UCI WorldTour next year to bring the number of teams up to 18.

Sylvain Chavanel, Tour of Britain 2014 stage eight

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

The Swiss IAM Cycling Team are set to win UCI World Tour status for 2015 after agreeing to step up from the Pro Continental level.

With the Cannondale team folding at the end of 2014, the WorldTour is left one squad short, with Astana’s place also under consideration following their recent failed drugs tests.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.