Daryl Impey

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Daryl Impey
Daryl Impey TA 2011 (cropped).jpg
Impey at the 2011 Tour de l'Ain
Personal information
Full name Daryl Impey
Born (1984-12-06) 6 December 1984 (age 29)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Team information
Current team Orica-GreenEDGE
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2008–2009
2010
2011
2011
2012–
Barloworld
Team RadioShack
MTN Qhubeka
Team NetApp
GreenEDGE[1]
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 TTT stage (2013)

Stage races

Tour of Turkey (2009)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2011, 2013, 2014)
Infobox last updated on
9 February 2014

Daryl Impey (born 6 December 1984 in Johannesburg) is a South African professional road cyclist riding for UCI ProTeam Orica-GreenEDGE.[2] He rode in 2010 for Team RadioShack.[3] His best win to date has been the 2009 Tour of Turkey, despite a controversial incident where he was pushed into the barriers by Theo Bos.[4]

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.[5] After riding for MTN Qhubeka and Team NetApp in 2011, Impey joined GreenEDGE for the squad's inaugural season in 2012.[1] 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.[6] In 2013, he became the first South African leader of Tour de France.[7]

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.[8]

Palmarès[edit]

2004
1st Stage 5 Giro del Capo
6th Overall Tour de Tunisie
2006
3rd African Time Trial Championships
2007
Giro del Capo
1st Prologue & Stage 2
1st Stage 10 Tour du Maroc
7th Dome2Dome Cycling Spectacular
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 Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Turkey
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 4
2nd National Road Race Championships
3rd Giro del Capo II
7th Giro del Capo IV
2011
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG National Time Trial 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 MaillotSudáfrica.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 2 Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stage 2 Bayern-Rundfahrt
Tour de France
1st Stage 4 (TTT)
Held Jersey yellow.svg Yellow Jersey for Stages 6 & 7
2nd World Team Time Trial Championships
5th Overall Eneco Tour
5th Vuelta a La Rioja
2014
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Stage 3 Bayern-Rundfahrt
2nd National Road Race Championships
7th Overall Tour Down Under

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GreenEdge adds Impey, Meier". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 11 October 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Orica-GreenEDGE (OGE) - AUS". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Impey joins Armstrong at RadioShack
  4. ^ UCI bans Theo Bos over Impey crash
  5. ^ "Impey and Van Goolen find new teams". Velonation.com. 25 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Decaluwe, Brecht (23 April 2012). "Goss spearheads GreenEDGE at Giro". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  7. ^ becomes first South African in yellow jersey, cyclingnews.com
  8. ^ "Daryl Impey: South African cyclist fails drugs test". bbc.co.uk. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 

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