January 4, 2005 – Navigators Insurance Cycling Team’s new 2005 recruit, David O’Loughlin of Ireland, finished up his 2004-racing season with a victory in the An Ras Turcai, held in County Galloway, Ireland last week. The 150 participants cruised leisurely for the first 3 of 6 laps on the 10-kilometer circuit, before the racing began in earnest. With 1-lap remaining, David and Kurt Bogarts (Carrick Wheelers RC) left Mark Scanlon (ag2r-Prevoyance), the legendary Sean Kelly, and 146 others in arrears as the duo picked up the pace. At the line, O’Loughlin took the win in solo style with Bogarts in second and P. Marrey (Western Lakes) taking the sprint for third in front of Scanlon. David is the current Irish National Road Champion.