South Africa's Impey lines up for Tour de France | SASCOC - SASCOC

South Africa’s Impey lines up for Tour de France

South Africa’s London Olympics cyclist Daryl Impey will fly the national flag at this year’s Tour de France.

The reigning national time trial champion has been named by his professional cycling team ORICA-GreenEDGE as part of the starting line-up of the Tour which starts in Corsica on Saturday and ends on 21 July.

Impey joins teammates Stuart O’Grady, Matt Goss, Brett Lancaster, Svein Tuft, Simon Gerrans, Michael Albasini, Simon Clarke and Cameron Meyer as part of a nine-member squad at the 100th edition of the gruelling road stage race.

According to the ORICA-GreenEDGE press statement, Impey ‘will play a pivotal role in supporting the team’s objectives.

ÔÇ£Impey is the last guy in front of Gossy in the sprints,ÔÇØ noted Sport Director Matt White. ÔÇ£He’s also quite handy in the medium mountains. We brought him to his first Tour de France last year and have seen him develop into one of the best lead out guys in the world over the last 12 months. He’s an important asset for us at any race.ÔÇØ

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