South Devon bike racer named in GB Olympic squad
VETERAN South Devon bike racer Jeremy Hunt has been named in the Great britain Olympic squad.
Thirty-seven-year-old Hunt, who is originally from Dartington, is among eight riders in the 'long squad' from which the five men to contest the Olympic road race will be picked.
He lines up alongside Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins, David Millar, Steve Cummings, Chris Froome, Ian Stannard and Ben Swift.
Hunt is currently riding for the all-conquering Sky team, as are Cavendish, Wiggins, Froome, Stannard and Swift.
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British Cycling performance director David Brailsford says the cyclists, who have been Great Britain's most successful Olympic team in recent years, are set to be stronger than ever at London 2012.
He told Press Association Sport: “There’s a strength in depth that we always talk about and actually this team’s got a strength in breadth.
“It is, across all disciplines, very, very competitive for the podium.
“There’s a great mix, young and old."
Cavendish is favourite to triumph in the 250-kilometre road race which finishes on The Mall on the opening day of the Games.