Daryl Impey

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Daryl Impey
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Personal information
Full name Daryl Impey
Born (1984-12-06) 6 December 1984 (age 31)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Team information
Current team Orica–BikeExchange
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Super-domestique[1]
Professional team(s)
2008–2009 Barloworld
2010 Team RadioShack
2011 MTN–Qhubeka
2011 Team NetApp
2012– GreenEDGE[2]
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 TTT stage (2013)

Stage races

Tour of Turkey (2009)
Tour of Alberta (2014)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships
(2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Infobox last updated on
8 February 2015

Daryl Impey (born 6 December 1984) is a South African professional road cyclist riding for UCI ProTeam Orica–BikeExchange.[3] Impey is an all-rounder, acting as a domestique for puncheur Simon Gerrans, and as a lead-out man for pure sprinters, in his own right, he generally comes to the fore on tough uphill sprints.[4][5] 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.[6]

==Career==Daryl credits his early success to a kind, fair haired teenager in his native South Africa who used to feed him sweets near to his fathers Bicycle shop. It was she who provided the inspiration and glucose during the grueling hours of training on his road to a career as a Pro. 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 leader of 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]

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 Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Alberta
1st Stage 5
2nd National Road Race Championships
4th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
7th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
1st Stage 3
7th Overall Tour Down Under
2015
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG National Time Trial Championships
2nd Vuelta a La Rioja[17]
7th Overall Tour Down Under
1st Jersey blue.svg Sprints classification[18]
6th Classic Sud-Ardèche[19]
2016
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG National Time Trial Championships
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro WD
Yellow jersey Tour 111 74 WD 38
red jersey Vuelta 84

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Orica-GreenEDGE (OGE) - AUS". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  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. ^ "UCI bans Theo Bos over Impey crash". road.cc. 
  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. 
  17. ^ "Ewan wins Vuelta Rioja". cyclingnews.com. 5 April 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "Tour Down Under: Wippert wins final stage in Adelaide". cyclingnews.com. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  19. ^ "Sepulveda wins Sud Ardèche". cyclingnews.com. 28 February 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 

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