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January 13/04 1:52 am - Symmetrics Women's Team, CCA BMX Track in B.C.

Posted by Editor on 01/13/04

Symmetrics Cycling Adds Elite Women's Team
Courtesy Symmetrics

VANCOUVER, B.C. - In keeping with Symmetrics Cycling's mandate to develop future Olympians and provide the best opportunities to B.C. riders, Corinne Issel, Mandy Poitras, and Marni Prazky will comprise the Symmetrics Cycling Elite Women's Team for 2004. This three-person team boasts impressive credentials.

Mandy Poitras, a 10-time National Champion and multiple World Cup winner on the track, will race for Symmetrics on the road. Mandy is a 2001 World Cup Challenge criterium winner and more recently was third in the 2003 Tour de Delta Criterium. Marni Prazky is a past BC Cup Series Champion, has won the Tuesday Night World Championship Standings in two of the past three years and is rarely off the podium in any event she enters. Joining Mandy and Marni will be up and coming racer Corinne Issel. Relatively new to racing, Issel compliments the other riders with her great all-around riding skills. The race calendar for the Symmetrics Elite Women's Team will be comprised of local BC and NW races including the BC Cup Road Series, BC Superweek, and the National Road Championships.

Symmetrics Cycling co-founder Kevin Cunningham says, "The formation of an elite women's team was a logical step towards our vision. Mandy is well positioned to qualify to represent Canada in the 2004 Olympic games, Marni is one of the top BC Cup Road Series contenders, and Corinne is developing into a great rider. Symmetrics Cycling looks forward to supporting Mandy, Marni and Corinne in pursuit of their goals and is very excited to have the opportunity to develop a women's team."

CCA Gains New BMX Track in British Columbia
Courtesy CCA

January 13, 2004 - The Canadian Cycling Association and Cycling BC announce that they have officially added a new BMX Track, and welcome Gary Harder and the Abbotsford BMX club to the Association.

This is a huge step forward for BMX in the province of British Columbia. The commitment of Abbotsford indoor and outdoor facilities towards the development of BMX in BC, especially in the Lower Mainland, is great news for all BMX enthusiasts. Starting January 24th, riders can get valuable training during the winter months at this popular indoor facility.

Live nearby? An 'Open House' and Race are planned for January 24th, (4PM local time) at Agrifair in Abbotsford, BC. The upcoming schedule also includes a Provincial race, Hawaiian Theme night, (2) Canada Cup National events and fun for the whole family. For license information please e-mail Gary at For full schedules and more information log on to or


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