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Symmetrics sign Randell and Crichton

In keeping with Symmetrics Cycling’s mandate to develop Canadian cycling talent on an all Canadian team, Andrew Randell (Jet Fuel) and Brandon Crichton (Ital Pasta/Belmire Transport) have been signed for the 2006 season.

Randell, of Toronto, Ontario, has been a staple on the international scene, winning stages in the the Tour of Ireland and Norway’s GP Ringerike. He is also a former Canadian Road Race Champion and has honed his skills as a climber, time trialist, and sprinter.

"Seeing the Symmetrics team in action at the Tour de Beauce this summer, I was immediately attracted by the idea of riding for them," Randall commented. "The team was impressive in their racing but also in the personal dynamic within the team. I am excited by the prospect of returning to my peak form of previous years and continuing to progress in my abilities as a rider."

Crichton, a Hamilton resident, raced for Ital Pasta/Belmire Transport this past season and became one of the top Espoir riders in North America in 2005, although he had to take most of 2004 off due to injury. Crichton achieved results such as the Best Young Rider jersey at the 2005 Bell Tour de Beauce, stage two victory at the Tour de la Porte Oceane (France), and second in stage two of the 2005 Tour de White Rock.

Randell’s experience and leadership will augment a strong core group of riders, and the addition of Crichton furthers Symmetrics’ commitment to provide the best possible development opportunities for Canada’s top young riders.