Swiss champion Jonathan Fumeaux (IAM) has signed a contract with the continental team Roth-Akros for 2017.
“We are glad to have Jonathan on board. He will have a leadership role and be a teacher for the young riders as well” said team manager Stefan Blaser.
Fumeaux has already taken part in the first team meeting in Gerlafingen on Sunday, where the team watched an ice hockey match.
Fumeaux rode for IAM from 2013 to 2016 and completed a Grand Tour, the Vuelta a Espana. He also did Liège-Bastogne-Liège and had two starts at Il Lombardia. He took his only pro won at the Swiss Championships where he arrived alone ahead of his team mate Pirmin Lang and Steve Morabito.
“I am happy to stay in a Swiss team and to be able to keep on showing my Swiss champion jersey on the international level. It is also an opportunity to share my experience with the young riders and to stay by their side as a leader,” said Fumeaux.