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Navigators join Tour of Ireland lineup

By:
Jean-François Quénet in Saint-Etienne, France
Published:
June 13, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:04 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for June 13, 2007
Hilton Clarke and David O'Loughlin

Hilton Clarke and David O'Loughlin

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Professional Continental squad Navigators Insurance has joined the growing list of squads confirming...

Professional Continental squad Navigators Insurance has joined the growing list of squads confirming their participation at August's Tour of Ireland. The American squad's roster for the UCI 2.1 race includes two local talents in Irish duo Ciarán Power, and David O'Loughlin.

O'Loughlin will be looking to add to a long list of successes on Irish soil when he contests the August 22-26 event, having already won national titles at junior, Under 23 and Elite levels. The 29 year-old has also won the Irish championship triple crown - with national titles in time-trial, criterium and road race.

As a former FBD Milk Rás overall and multiple stage winner Power is no stranger to success on home soil either and will be looking for a good result. The pair will be accompanied by another Navigator close to home in Briton Kristian House.

Navigator's announcement comes at the same time the SouthAustralia.com-AIS continental squad confirmed its participation in the event. The pair join an already impressive list of teams contesting the event, including ProTour squads T-Mobile and Unibet.com in addition to Ireland-registered Professional Continental squad Ceramica Panaria - Navigare.

Navigators Tour of Ireland roster: Ciarán Power, David O'Loughlin, Kristian House, Hilton Clarke, Valeriy Kobzarenko, Sergey Lagutin and Phil Zajicek.

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