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Navigators Announces Team For 2003

– Reported by Ray Cipollini For Team Navigators –

The Navigators Cycling Team announced today the signing of Henk Vogels (AUS) and Justin Spinelli (USA) to the team for the 2003 road cycling season. Henk brings 8 years of proven, international experience and
results to the Navigators’ men-in-blue. The addition of Mr. Vogels to this highly successful team will serve to increase the depth of the team’s capabilities in races throughout the world. “Although I am disappointed
that we will miss a few of our solid performers from last year, I am very excited about the 2003 roster, and the new additions. Henk brings an enormous amount of experience, and adds tremendous depth to the squad,
especially as we pursue international exposure, and I think Justin is one of the most experienced young riders in America. Both guys have a great attitude, and superb team capabilities and should really work well in our team dynamic”, states Team Director Ed Beamon.

Following their most successful season to date, the Navigators squad is poised to continue generating top competitive results and team exposure during the 2003 season, and beyond. Contributing to the team’s success will be ten returning members from the 2002 squad; Chris Baldwin, Siro Camponogara, Vassili Davidenko, Oleg Grichkine, Ryan Guay, Glen Mitchell,
Marty Nothstein, Ciaran Power, Burke Swindlehurst and Mark Walters.

Building on 9 years of success in the domestic as well as the international professional peloton, the team will be celebrating its 10th season as a UCI TT2 in 2003. The team’s goals for 2003 include all of the major North
American events and the Pro Cycling Tour (US), as well as an increased presence in the European peloton. Although the team’s European schedule is not yet finalized according to Beamon, but, he expects to increase the number of racing events as well as their prestige, over their highly successful racing campaign in 2002. “We are fortunate in that our competitive expansion into Europe parallels the goals of our sponsors”, noted Business Manager Ray Cipollini. “Our strong presence in both markets allows us to maximize the value we bring to our partners”, he added.

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