Daryl Impey

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Daryl Impey
Personal information
Full name Daryl Impey
Born (1984-12-06) 6 December 1984 (age 32)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Team information
Current team Orica–Scott
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[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, 2017)

Daryl Impey (born 6 December 1984) is a South African professional road cyclist riding for UCI ProTeam Orica–Scott.[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]


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 theTour 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 achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1st Stage 5 Giro del Capo
6th Overall Tour de Tunisie
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Time trial, African Road Championships
Giro del Capo
1st Prologue & Stage 2
1st Stage 10 Tour du Maroc
1st Stage 6 Herald Sun Tour
6th Memorial Viviana Manservisi
9th World's View Challenge 1
9th World's View Challenge 2
1st MaillotCyan.PNG Overall Tour of Turkey
1st Jersey red.svg Points classification
1st Stage 4
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Giro del Capo II
7th Giro del Capo IV
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG Time trial, National Road 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 Time trial, National Road Championships
Tour de France
1st Stage 4 (TTT)
Held Jersey yellow.svg after Stages 6–7
1st Stage 2 Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stage 2 Bayern–Rundfahrt
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
5th Overall Eneco Tour
5th Vuelta a La Rioja
National Road Championships
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG Time trial
2nd Road race
1st Jersey yellow.svg 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
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Vuelta a La Rioja
3rd 94.7 Cycle Challenge
7th Overall Tour Down Under
1st Jersey blue.svg Sprints classification
6th Classic Sud-Ardèche
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 6 Volta a Catalunya

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia DNF
A yellow jersey Tour de France 111 74 DNF 38 47
A red jersey Vuelta a España 84
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  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. 

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