Robbie Hunter has decided to stay with Team Barloworld. He signed a one-year contract this week to extend with the team.
"I'm really happy to stay with Team Barloworld and the team of riders I work really well with," the South African rider said. "I feel proud to race in a team of real professionals, while wearing the colours of an important company from my country. At Barloworld I've found an ideal setup and I'm pleased I've been able to pay the team back for the faith they put in me at the start of the year."
Hunter's most recent successes include a stage win at the Tour de France and finishing second in the points competition. The 30 year-old is now looking forward to riding for South Africa in the World Championships in Stuttgart next month.
"Rob has always been a talented rider and at Team Barloworld he's finally found the support and set-up he needs to do his best," said Team Manager Claudio Corti. "We're really happy he's decided to stay with the team because as well as riding impressively throughout the season, he's also become the favourite son of everybody that works for the Barloworld group of companies worldwide. His fan base both in South Africa and abroad has grown exponentially since his extraordinary results in the Tour de France this year."