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Daryl Impey (born 6 December 1984) is a South African professional road cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Mitchelton–Scott.[3] Impey is an all-rounder; he generally comes to the fore on tough uphill sprints,[4][5] His biggest wins to date have been the 2018 and 2019 Tour Down Under in Australia being the first ever person to win back to back titles 2019 Tour Down Under[6]. He is also 8 x SA ITT Champion and has just won his 2nd national SA Road championship title, being the first ever person to do the double SA Road Race and ITT in his country.

Daryl Impey
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Personal information
Full nameDaryl Impey
Born (1984-12-06) 6 December 1984 (age 34)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Team information
Current teamMitchelton–Scott
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Super-domestique[1]
Professional team(s)
2008–2009Barloworld
2010Team RadioShack
2011MTN–Qhubeka
2011Team NetApp
2012–GreenEDGE[2]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2019)
1 TTT stage (2013)

Stage races

Tour of Turkey (2009)
Tour of Alberta (2014)
Tour Down Under (2018, 2019)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships
(2018, 2019)
National Time Trial Championships
(2011, 2013–2019)

CareerEdit

 
Impey wearing the yellow jersey at the 2013 Tour de France

After riding for the South African team Barloworld in 2008 and 2009, in 2010 Impey joined Team RadioShack.[7] Impey had originally signed for 2011 with the Australian team called Pegasus, but was forced to seek employment elsewhere after that team failed to secure a UCI license.[8] After riding for MTN–Qhubeka and Team NetApp in 2011, Impey joined GreenEDGE for the squad's inaugural season in 2012.[2] He won a stage of the Tour of the Basque Country in April of that year, before making his Grand Tour debut at the Giro d'Italia in May.[9] In 2013, he became the first South African ever to lead the Tour de France.[10]

In July 2014 Impey announced that he had tested positive for the banned substance Probenecid at the South African road championships in February, though he denied any wrongdoing.[11] Impey was subsequently cleared of the doping charges at a hearing in August 2014, which accepted his explanation that the Probenecid had entered his system after ingesting contaminated gel capsules he had bought at a pharmacist.[12] Upon his return, he won the Tour of Alberta by a single second thanks to his victory in the last stage, which gave him enough bonus seconds to overtake Tom Dumoulin.[13] Impey confirmed his good form a couple of days later by taking the fourth place on the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec.[14]

In 2015, Impey had to abandon the Tour de France after being involved in a massive crash on the third stage.[15] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España.[16]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2004
1st Stage 5 Giro del Capo
6th Overall Tour de Tunisie
2006
3rd   Time trial, African Road Championships
2007
Giro del Capo
1st Prologue & Stage 2
1st Stage 10 Tour du Maroc
2008
1st Stage 6 Herald Sun Tour
6th Memorial Viviana Manservisi
9th World's View Challenge 1
9th World's View Challenge 2
2009
1st   Overall Tour of Turkey
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 4
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Giro del Capo II
7th Giro del Capo IV
2011
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Tour du Maroc
1st Stage 7
3rd Overall Tour of South Africa
9th Overall Azerbaijan Tour
2012
1st Stage 2 Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stage 2 Tour of Slovenia
2013
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
Tour de France
1st Stage 4 (TTT)
Held   after Stages 6–7
1st Stage 2 Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stage 2 Bayern–Rundfahrt
2nd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
5th Overall Eneco Tour
5th Vuelta a La Rioja
2014
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
2nd Road race
1st   Overall Tour of Alberta
1st Stage 5
4th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
7th Overall Bayern–Rundfahrt
1st Stage 3
7th Overall Tour Down Under
2015
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Vuelta a La Rioja
3rd 94.7 Cycle Challenge
7th Overall Tour Down Under
1st   Sprints classification
6th Classic Sud-Ardèche
2016
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2017
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 6 Volta a Catalunya
1st 94.7 Cycle Challenge
2018
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
1st   Overall Tour Down Under
Critérium du Dauphiné
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 1
3rd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
8th GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
10th Brabantse Pijl
2019
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
1st   Overall Tour Down Under
1st Stage 4
1st   Overall Czech Cycling Tour
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
1st Stage 9 Tour de France
3rd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia DNF
  Tour de France 111 74 DNF 38 47 46 72
  Vuelta a España 84
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/racing/tour-de-france/super-domestiques-the-unsung-heroes-of-the-tour-de-france-263143
  2. ^ a b "GreenEdge adds Impey, Meier". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Mitchelton-Scott finalise 25-rider roster for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  4. ^ "ORICA GreenEDGE Cycling Australia : News : In His Own Words: Daryl Impey on Tour of Oman Stage 4". Orica GreenEdge Cycling Australia.
  5. ^ "CyclingQuotes.com Bonus seconds a goal for Impey". cyclingquotes.com.
  6. ^ "Daryl Impey wins Santos Tour Down Under, Andre Greipel claims final stage | CyclingTips". CyclingTips. 21 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Impey joins Armstrong at RadioShack". Cyclingnews.com.
  8. ^ "Impey and Van Goolen find new teams". Velonation.com. 25 January 2011.
  9. ^ Decaluwe, Brecht (23 April 2012). "Goss spearheads GreenEDGE at Giro". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  10. ^ becomes first South African in yellow jersey, cyclingnews.com
  11. ^ "Daryl Impey: South African cyclist fails drugs test". bbc.co.uk. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Daryl Impey: South African cleared of doping charges". bbc.co.uk. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  13. ^ Pat Malach (7 September 2014). "Impey wins Tour of Alberta". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Gerrans wins Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  15. ^ O'Shea, Sadhbh (6 July 2015). "Disastrous day for Orica-GreenEdge at Tour de France". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  16. ^ "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015.

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