Team Novo Nordisk is an American sports team of cyclists, triathletes and runners, spearheaded by the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team. It has a Professional Continental Team licence, allowing it to compete in UCI Continental Circuit races and, by invitation, some World Tour events. It was founded in 2005 as an amateur team by Phil Southerland and Joe Eldridge to take on the gruelling Race Across America, where it came second. The team went on to triumph the following year. The team turned professional in 2008, thanks to a growing structure that now includes a junior and women’s squad. In February 2015 the team claimed its first win on the UCI Continental Circuits, in the second stage of the Tour de Filipinas with New Zealander Scott Ambrose. In March of the same year the team was invited to compete in the Milan–San Remo, making its début on the UCI World Tour. Four of the team’s athletes reached the finish line of La Classicissima, first among them was Spaniard Javier Mejías (ninety-ninth).