Robbie Hunter (cyclist)
Robert "Robbie" Hunter (born 22 April 1977) is a retired South African professional road racing cyclist who competed professionally between 1999 and 2013. Hunter competed with UCI ProTeam Garmin–Sharp during his final professional season.
|Full name||Robert Hunter|
|Born||22 April 1977|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb)|
|Current team||EF Education–Nippo|
Hunter became the first South African to compete in the Tour de France, when he did so in 2001. In 2006, Hunter rode for Phonak in the UCI ProTour, but after their disbandment he signed for UCI Continental Circuits side Barloworld for 2007. His achievements include winning stages at the 1999 and 2001 Vuelta a Españas, the 2007 Tour de France, and the overall title at the 2004 Tour of Qatar, as well as the points classification at the 2004 Tour de Suisse.
In 2008, Hunter was allowed by the Tour de France's doping controllers to fly to Switzerland on 4 July, the day before the start, to be at his wife Claudia's side for the birth of his daughter, Mandy Inga Hunter.
Following the 2013 season, Hunter announced his retirement from professional cycling. Hunter was a directeur sportif for Garmin–Sharp in 2014 and 2015. In November 2015 he announced that he was leaving the team in order to spend more time with his family and concentrate on his role as a rider agent for a number of African cyclists, including Louis Meintjes.
- Vuelta a España
- 1st Time trial, National Road Championships
- 2nd Overall Ronde van Nederland
- 1st Stages 3 & 4
- 3rd Overall Four Days of Dunkirk
- 3rd Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen
- 1st Tour de Rijke
- 1st Stage 17 Vuelta a España
- 9th Overall Ronde van Nederland
- 1st Stage 1 Tour de Pologne
- 2nd Overall Tour de Langkawi
- 2nd Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
- 5th Overall Three Days of De Panne
- 6th Gent–Wevelgem
- 4th Tour de Picardie
- 1st Overall Tour of Qatar
- 1st Stages 3 & 5
- Tour de Suisse
- 1st Stage 4 Sachsen-Tour
- 1st Stage 1 (TTT) Volta a Catalunya
- 1st Stage 1 Tour de Georgia
- 1st Stage 4 Setmana Catalana
- 1st Stage 5 Tour Méditerranéen
- 8th Trofeo Luis Puig
- 4th Overall Tour of Qatar
- 1st Overall Volta ao Distrito de Santarém
- 1st Stage 2
- 1st Overall Tour de Picardie
- 1st Stage 1
- 1st Stage 11 Tour de France
- 1st Stage 2 Clasica Alcobendas
- 1st Stage 5 Giro del Capo
- 3rd Coppa Bernocchi
- 10th Grand Prix Pino Cerami
- 10th Milan–San Remo
- 1st Stage 4 GP CTT Correios de Portugal
- 1st Cape Argus Cycle Tour
- 8th Giro della Provincia di Grosseto
- 1st Stage 3 Giro del Trentino
- 1st Stage 4 Tour Méditerranéen
- 3rd Gran Premio della Costa Etruschi
- 1st Stages 1 & 2 Vuelta a Murcia
- 9th Overall Tour Down Under
- 1st Mumbai Cyclothon II
- 1st Stage 1 Tour of Austria
- 4th Mumbai Cyclothon I
- 7th Grand Prix de Denain
- National Road Championships
- 1st Stage 2 (TTT) Tour of Qatar
- 1st Stage 4 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
- 1st Overall Mzansi Tour
- 1st Stage 2
- 8th Trofeo Platja de Muro
Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit
|Tour de France||—||—||DNF||97||DNF||—||DNF||DNF||118||106||—||DNF||—||DNF||—|
|Vuelta a España||72||—||—||118||—||DNF||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
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- "Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda Unveils 2013 Roster". Garmin–Sharp. Boulder, Colorado: Slipstream Sports LLC. 28 December 2012. Archived from the original on 2 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
- Jean-Francois Quenet (28 November 2003). "An interview with Robert Hunter: Refocusing after a bad hunting season". Cycling News.
- Kevin McCallum (4 July 2008). "Hunter's baby wins the sprint". Independent Online.
- Staff writer (16 September 2013). "Hunter to retire after 16-year career". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
- Andrew Hood (7 October 2013). "Retirements sweeping cycling world". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
- Benson, Daniel (6 November 2015). "Hunter leaves Cannondale Garmin to pursue new projects". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
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