David O'Loughlin

Dean Downing leads a four-man Rapha-Condor team in the Tour of the North starting in Belfast on Good Friday.

The boys in black will face teams from Holland, Belgium, Germany and Norway in the five-stage event, but the home riders provide the biggest threat. Ryan Connor won the 2008 edition in the colours of Pezula and the three-time winner heads the Usher-Irish RC this time round.

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