Robert Hunter Will Try To Catch The Giro Del Capo 2007
- April 17, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
The 16th edition of South Africa’s main international cycling stage race, the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Giro del Capo, begins on March 6th as well as comes with some improvements to its format. which year’s competition promises to be the best ever in its history.
One of the improvements is actually the number of teams to participate, instead of the usual 22; there will be 29 groups, by far the highest; also the number of cyclist per team will increase through 5 to six.
The split between the international as well as the local teams is actually almost equal.
Barloworld team just signed inside the professional cyclist Robert Hunter, the fourth South African member of the team. Hunter is actually known as well as the rest of his completely new partners, as a great cyclist as well as which’s even considered a world’s top sprinters.
Hunter is actually beneath the eye of the press as well as the Giro’s fans, yet especially of the Barloworld’s followers. Everybody is actually expecting something impressive through him. as well as what else could be expected after his remarkable 23 victories, proof to his outstanding accomplishments.
His most notable achievements include having competed inside the earth’s most important races with 5 appearances inside the Tour de France; once inside the Giro d’Italia as well as three times inside the Tour of Spain, where he won two stages as well as both the points as well as sprints jerseys. In fact, Hunter celebrated his completely new career by winning the first stage of the Tour of Spain in 1999, rounding off winning the sprinters jersey as well as coming second inside the points section… A Grand Tour which’s ranked third is actually not bad for a rookie!
After the Tour de France 2006 where Robbie helped his Phonak team-mate Floyd Landis to which controversial win as well as the American was caught positive on his testosterone test, the sponsors pulled out, leaving him as well as the rest of his Phonak partners unemployed.
Although the unfortunate event Hunter was involved in, which didn’t take him to long to get back on the saddle. Barloworld snapped up the 29-year-old who is actually the first, as well as to date only, South African to have ridden the Tour de France.
which Cape Argus race will be his first after more than 10 years, yet according to his manager Tony Harding, “the Giro has come at just the right time”.
Next to Hunter will be competing: the Italians Fabrizio Guidi, as well as Enrico Degano; the Colombian Felix Cardenas as well as the Russian Alexandre Efimkin. Plus, another South African, Ryan Cox, seems which will take the sixth place inside the Barloworld team.
The Giro del Capo will begin on March 6th, 2007 at the First Stage starting on the Faure Street Stadium, to end on top of Helshoogte Pass. Second Stage starts at the Coetzenberg Sports Centre in Stellenbosch as well as the proposed finish will be adjacent to the Protea Hotel at Technopark, Stellenbosch. The Third Stage start as well as finish lines are still a surprise.
Stage 4: begins at the Near Camps Bay High School as well as concludes at the Signal Hill’s top. as well as the Final Stage goes through Cape Town’s Hertzog Boulevard, to Green Point, which is actually part of the earth-famous Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour; which 5th Stage takes part on March 11th, 2007.
Kept attend because for sure we will see a notable participation through Roger Hunter as well as his team.
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