IAM Cycling


IAM Cycling

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Formed in 2013, IAM Cycling joined the WorldTour in 2015 after two seasons at UCI Pro Continental level. 

Former French road race champion Serge Beucherie managed the Swiss outfit, with Swiss investment management company IAM Independent Asses Management SA the title sponsor of the team. 

However, after finishing last place in the 2015 UCI WorldTour ranking, the Swiss team folded at the end of 2016 because they couldn't manage to secure a second sponsor. 

The team struggled for success during their two seasons on the WorldTour, but Matteo Pelucchi managed two Tour of Poland stage victories in 2015, before 2016 heralded stage wins on all three Grand Tours, with Jonas van Genechten on stage seven at the Vuelta a España, Mathias Frank also at the Spanish race on stage 16, Roger Kluge on stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia and Jarlinson Pantano on stage 15 of the Tour de France.

The team's best Grand Tour GC finish came at the 2015 Tour de France, where Mathias Frank ended up eighth overall. 

IAM Cycling's best result came at the 2016 Paris-Tours, with Jonas van Genechten securing third-place and a podium position - the team's only Classics or Monument one during their existence. 

Since IAM Cycling disbanded in 2016, no other Swiss team has joined the WorldTour peloton.