Hunt and Lloyd look forward to making their Tour debuts

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Jeremy Hunt gave a wry smile when Cervélo's press officer mentioned his age at the team's pre-Tour media briefing on Thursday.

Did they really need to draw attention to the fact that Hunt is 36 years old? However, it is relevant because he is the oldest debutant in the race this year. Now in his 15th season as a professional, the Tour is a race the man from Devon thought had passed him by.

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Sports journalist Lionel Birnie has written professionally for Sunday Times, Procycling and of course Cycling Weekly. He is also an author, publisher, and co-founder of The Cycling Podcast. His first experience covering the Tour de France came in 1999, and he has presented The Cycling Podcast with Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe since 2013. He founded Peloton Publishing in 2010 and has ghostwritten and published the autobiography of Sean Kelly, as well as a number of other sports icons.