Robert Hunter’s strong start to the season continued on Sunday when he rode to victory in the final stage of the Tour of the Mediterainean.

Hunter outstprinted former German champion Danillo Hondo and Italy’s Fabio Sacchi to claim the stage win in the final leg of the highly ranked Pro Tour event.

It was Hunter’s second win of the season and in both victories he took care of some of the best sprinting exponents in the game to get ahead of the bunch.

Sprinting is as much about speed as experience and Hunter is starting to show some real consistency in the bunch kicks. “I feel good in the run-ups to the line, but it also really makes a difference to have someone always there to help me from my team,” said Hunter. “I’ve never really had that.”

The tour was won by Germany’s Jens Voigt (CSC) and Ian McLeod, riding for Francais des Jeux, finished a credible 48th.

The event carries a 2.1 ranking with the UCI, which is just a step below the Grand Tours.