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Hunter named to Worlds for South Africa after all

By:
Iker Rioja
Published:
August 30, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:12 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News for August 30, 2007
Hunter is the first South African

Hunter is the first South African

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Cycling South Africa announced that Tour de France stage winner Robert Hunter, originally selected...

Cycling South Africa announced that Tour de France stage winner Robert Hunter, originally selected as a reserve team member for South Africa's team for the 2007 World championships in Stuttgart, will be racing after all. The Barloworld rider's name was left off the South African World's team initially published on the federation's website.

"Following discussions with Robert earlier today, Robbie, who was initially unsure of his availability to ride has confirmed that he will indeed be on the start line with Team South Africa in September," read a statement from the federation.

Hunter became the first South African to win a Tour de France stage in July. He also finished second in the green jersey (sprint) competition.

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