|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|
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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.
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 2007, Hunter returned to the Tour de France as team captain of Barloworld. Hunter subsequently won sprint stage 11, which was the first stage won by a South African.
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. 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.Hunter was a directeur sportif for
Hunter worked as the video assistant commissaire at the 2018 Tour de France.
Hunter resides in Arth, Schwyz, Switzerland.
|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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