pinit fg en rect gray 20   Robert Hunter back in Pro Tour after Barloworld withdraws from South Africa

robert hunter back in pro tour after barloworld withdraws from south africa1   Robert Hunter back in Pro Tour after Barloworld withdraws from South Africa

Robert Hunter has joined the Garmin-Transitions Team for 2010. He was a former Barloworld rider until his teammate Nolan Hoffman tested positive for EPO and then Barloworld withdrew from the teams sponsor list. Robert Hunter has moved to the Garmin-Transitions team with the aim of becoming a stage winner in Grand Tours again after two difficult seasons with Barloworld.

“It’s great to be back in a big team,” said Hunter, who spent three years with Pro Continental outfit Barloworld after the Phonak folded. In 2006, Hunter was a dedicated domestique for Floyd Landis, who tested positive after winning the Tour de France. “I’ve enjoyed my time with Barloworld, but our start was never secured in all the races we wanted to take part in, and it made our life as bike riders difficult.”

Hunter was offered a position with Garmin two years ago, but turned it down because…

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