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Navigators announces 2002 line-up

The Navigators Cycling Team announced its 2002 line-up on Wednesday, adding four new riders and a new bike sponsor for the upcoming season. The team brings back nine riders from the 2001 season: Americans Chris Baldwin, Todd Littlehales, Burke Swindlehurst and USPRO criterium champion Kirk O’Bee; Russians Vassili Davidenko and Oleg Grichkine; Italian Siro Camponogara; New Zealander Glen Mitchell; and Canadian national champion Mark Walters. The four new riders are 26-year-old neo-pro Brian Sheedy of Michigan, third-year professional Ryan Guay from 7UP, Australian Thomas Leaper from the

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USPRO crit champ O'Bee returns for a second season.

USPRO crit champ O’Bee returns for a second season.

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The Navigators Cycling Team announced its 2002 line-up on Wednesday, adding four new riders and a new bike sponsor for the upcoming season. The team brings back nine riders from the 2001 season: Americans Chris Baldwin, Todd Littlehales, Burke Swindlehurst and USPRO criterium champion Kirk O’Bee; Russians Vassili Davidenko and Oleg Grichkine; Italian Siro Camponogara; New Zealander Glen Mitchell; and Canadian national champion Mark Walters. The four new riders are 26-year-old neo-pro Brian Sheedy of Michigan, third-year professional Ryan Guay from 7UP, Australian Thomas Leaper from the Italian Panaria team, and 25-year-old Irishman Ciaran Power.

The other big news for Navigators was a new sponsorship arrangement with Colnago bicycles. It will be the first time that Colnago has sponsored a U.S. based professional team. The Italian manufacturer takes the place of last year’s bike sponsor, Litespeed.

“It is a great privilege and an honor to have the support of such a legendary institution,” team director Ed Beamon said of the team’s new bike sponsor.

2002 NAVIGATORS CYCLING TEAM

Chris Baldwin, 27 (USA)

Siro Camponogara, 25 (ITA)

Vassili Davidenko, 32 (RUS)

Oleg Grichkine, 27 (RUS)

Ryan Guay, 25 (USA)

Thomas Leaper, 26 (AUS)

Todd Littlehales, 29 (USA)

Glen Mitchell, 30 (NZL)

Kirk O’Bee, 25 (USA)

Ciaran Power, 25 (IRL)

Brian Sheedy, 26 (USA) *neo-pro

Burke Swindlehurst, 29 (USA)

Mark Walters, 26 (CAN)