February 17/08 9:20 am - Why is Team Symmetrics Not at Tour of California?
Posted by Editoress on 02/17/08
During the Amgen Tour of California (AToC) press conference, one of the questions asked of Race Director Jim Birrell was about the absence of Symmetrics, despite the fact that they are the UCI Americas Tour champions and won the U.S. Open. Birrell commented that it was impossible to accommodate all the teams that wanted to participate, and that beyond the elite ProTour teams their goal was to support smaller U.S. squads. Thus, according to the organizers, Symmetrics missed out on an entry because of national bias.