Daryl Impey

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Daryl Impey
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–GreenEDGE
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2008–2009 Barloworld
2010 Team RadioShack
2011 MTN–Qhubeka
2011 Team NetApp
2012– GreenEDGE[1]
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)
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–GreenEDGE.[2] 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.[3][4] 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.[5]

After riding for the South African team Barloworld in 2008 and 2009, in 2010 Impey joined Team RadioShack.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8] In 2013, he became the first South African leader of Tour de France.[9]

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.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12] Impey confirmed his good form a couple of days later by taking the fourth place on the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec.[13]

In 2015, Impey had to abandon the Tour de France after being involved in a massive crash on the third stage.[14] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Vuelta a España.[15]


1st Stage 5 Giro del Capo
6th Overall Tour de Tunisie
3rd African Time Trial Championships
Giro del Capo
1st Prologue & Stage 2
1st Stage 10 Tour du Maroc
7th Dome2Dome Cycling Spectacular
1st Stage 6 Herald Sun Tour
6th Memorial Viviana Manservisi
9th World's View Challenge 1
9th World's View Challenge 2
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
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
1st Stage 2 Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stage 2 Tour of Slovenia
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
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
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG National Time Trial Championships
2nd Vuelta a La Rioja[16]
7th Overall Tour Down Under
1st Jersey blue.svg Sprints classification[17]
6th Classic Sud-Ardèche[18]


  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. ^ "ORICA GreenEDGE Cycling Australia : News : In His Own Words: Daryl Impey on Tour of Oman Stage 4". Orica GreenEdge Cycling Australia. 
  4. ^ "CyclingQuotes.com Bonus seconds a goal for Impey". cyclingquotes.com. 
  5. ^ "UCI bans Theo Bos over Impey crash". road.cc. 
  6. ^ "Impey joins Armstrong at RadioShack". Cyclingnews.com. 
  7. ^ "Impey and Van Goolen find new teams". Velonation.com. 25 January 2011. 
  8. ^ Decaluwe, Brecht (23 April 2012). "Goss spearheads GreenEDGE at Giro". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  9. ^ becomes first South African in yellow jersey, cyclingnews.com
  10. ^ "Daryl Impey: South African cyclist fails drugs test". bbc.co.uk. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Daryl Impey: South African cleared of doping charges". bbc.co.uk. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  12. ^ Pat Malach (7 September 2014). "Impey wins Tour of Alberta". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Gerrans wins Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 12 September 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  14. ^ O'Shea, Sadhbh (6 July 2015). "Disastrous day for Orica-GreenEdge at Tour de France". Cyclingnews.com (Immediate Media Company). Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "Vuelta a España 2015". Cycling Fever. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Ewan wins Vuelta Rioja". cyclingnews.com. 5 April 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Tour Down Under: Wippert wins final stage in Adelaide". cyclingnews.com. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "Sepulveda wins Sud Ardèche". cyclingnews.com. 28 February 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 

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