The US-based Symmetrics Pro Cycling team is off to a good start for 2007. Svein Tuft won the opening prologue of the Redlands Cycling Classic in California. The Canadian also won the two-week Tour of Cuba last month.
This week, they announced the re-signing of Coast Capital Savings, a Canadian credit union, as a co-sponsor for 2007 and beyond. The Canadian team said this sponsor's involvement has increased the team's budget and enabled more travel to major events. "The involvement... has been a major boon to the team," said team co-owner Kevin Cunningham. "We have been able to up our program allowing us to support our athletes and take them to a variety of races we simply couldn't budget for before."
After Redlands, Symmetrics will travel next to the inaugural US Open Cycling championships in Richmond, Virginia, on April 7.