Symmetrics Cycling has signed one of Canada's best track riders, Zach Bell. Bell will be part of the road and track program for 2007. From Whitehorse, the Yukon, the 23 year-old year joins the team after riding with Jet Fuel and Team Rite Aid the past few seasons.
This past year, Bell nabbed four medals at the national track championships in Dieppe, New Brunswick; he won gold in the men's points race, gold as part of the team pursuit, silver in the individual pursuit and silver in the men's scratch race. At the Pan-American Championships this year, Bell took a bronze medal in the pursuit, and at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Bell took 9th overall and broke the decade-old pursuit record set by Olympic medallist Brian Walton.
Bell's arrival marks the squads continued focus on the velodrome in preparation for the upcoming Olympics as well as Pan-American Games and Commonwealth Games. The Canadian looks ahead to the National Championships, as well as representing his country at the World Cups and World Championships while also focusing on the road. In 2006, Bell had several wins on the road, including at the Tour of Shenandoah (Stage 7, as well as the Sprinters jersey), and the Poolsville road race.