Canadian Continental team Symmetrics has announced a new sponsor in Calgary, Alberta-based low-cost airline WestJet. Travel costs are a major part of the budget for any team, so having an airline come on board as a sponsor will be a big boost for Symmetrics, according to team co-owner Kevin Cunningham.
"Just these past few months, we've been to El Salvador, Brazil, Mexico, California, Australia, and across Canada for various races and sponsorship commitments", said Cunningham. "The travel fees are what take a good portion of our budget each year. With WestJet's commitment, it means more race exposure for Symmetrics riders and sponsor companies. Having WestJet aboard is one more step to our long-term commitment to the development of Canadian cyclists."