Jeremy Hunt, Tour of Qatar 2010, stage 4

British rider Jeremy Hunt (Cervélo) says he will be tackling his first ever Tour de France full on but that there were times in his career when he thought he might not ever get to ride in cycling's biggest stage race before he retired.

"First we didn't get a start with Unibet [in 2007] and then again with Credit [Agricole] I came close but it didn't happen at the last minute," Hunt told Cycling Weekly.

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