Tuft to contest Westside Classic

Former Canadian National Champion Svein Tuft (Symmetrics) has been confirmed as a starter for this weekend's Westside Classic in Vancouver, British Columbia. Tuft, the current UCI Americas Tour Champion will contest Sunday's race as a lead in to the Tour of Beauce, where he finished runner up in 2007.

"I love racing in my hometown as I don't get the opportunity very often," he said. "The Westside Classic is a great race on a spectacular course and I can't wait to compete. The organization has put on a race we all should be proud of. Coupled with the chartable work for cancer, I am looking forward to a very special race this Sunday."

The Langley, British Colombia rider will use the event to prepare for Beauce, which runs from June 10 - 15. The reigning US Open Champion will be hoping to go one better at the race, where Ben Day (Navigators Insurance) claimed a 40 second victory.

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