Cycling

Hunter to wear SA top at TDF

2012-03-05 12:46
Robbie Hunter (File)

Johannesburg - Robbie Hunter's manager, JP van Tonder, says the South African cycling icon wants to wear his national jersey in the first stage of this year's Tour de France.

Hunter, 35, edged Reinhardt Janse van Rensburg and Johann Rabie in a sprint finish on Sunday to win the SA men's road race title in Nelspruit.

"Robbie was determined to come to South Africa to race in the national championships," Van Tonder said.

"His goal was to win and take the jersey to race in Europe, and to start the Tour de France in his national jersey,"

Hunter, who races professionally for the international Garmin-Barracuda team, became the first South African to win a stage in the Tour de France when he secured victory on the 11th stage in the 2007 race.

The 2012 edition of the annual three-week race will start with a time trial in Liege, Belgium, on June 30.

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