Team Also Takes Toronto Win Leading up to the Triple Crown of Cycling


This past weekend saw Symmetrics Cycling Team once again dominating the Canadian Cycling scene winning races in both Toronto and Vancouver. Friday night 8000 fans lined the streets of St. Lawrence Market Criterium in downtown Toronto. The 4 Symmetrics riders who participated dominated the race with Andrew Pinfold lapping the field and winning from Team Race Pro's Dustin McBurnie. Behind Pinfold and McBurnie Symmetrics Eric Wohlber, Zach Bell and Andrew Randell came 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.

On the west coast the rest of the Symmetrics Cycling Team raced in the Westside Classic--also the BC Provincial Cycling Championships-- in Vancouver on June 1st. Once again Symmetrics dominated the race, claiming 1st through 5th with Cam Evans 1st, Svein Tuft 2nd, Christian Meier 3rd, Ryan Anderson 4th, Will Routely 5th. Both events drew large crowds who thoroughly enjoyed the downtown city circuit races.

Today eight of Symmetrics top riders are en route to Pennsylvania to race in America's Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling where they will compete with hundreds of top professional cyclists from 25 nations in 3 races from June 3rd to June 8th. The final race on June 8th is the longest running and largest Pro Cycling Race in America and attracts 350,000 live spectators to the streets of downtown Philadelphia.

On Monday June 9th the team will travels to Quebec City from Philadelphia where they will compete in the week long Tour de Beauce from June 10-15th. This is Canada's only UCI sanctioned professional stage race and attracts teams from around the world.

The next two weeks are crucial to Symmetrics riders Svein Tuft, National Champion Cam Evans and National Espoir Champion Christian Meier who are all on the short list for Olympic Selection. Their performance's at these high level International Races will influence Olympic selection decisions. Zach Bell -- also racing with the team at these races-- has already had his Olympic Selection confirmed. Svein Tuft recently won four gold medals at the PanAm Cycling Championships in Montevideo Uruguay. He's on top of everyone's list when speculating who will be chosen for the coveted spots for the Canadian road cycling team at the Beijing Olympics.

Last year Tuft was fifth in one event at the Triple Crown and finished second at the Tour de Beauce en route to finishing the season as the top ranked professional cyclist in the Americas. The Canadian Cycling Association's High Performance Committee is scheduled to announce the Olympic road cycling team selections on June 15th - the final day of the Tour de Beauce.

Did you know that the Symmetrics members are riding the Norco CRR SL to victory? Check out Norco's Symmetrics edition race bikes in CARBON and M6 ALUMINIUM.