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Daryl Impey- first SA cyclist to put on Tour De France yellow jersey [pic]
Posted by on Jul 5th, 2013

Daryl Impey has made history by being the first South African to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France. He is also the first African to put on the coveted yellow jersey given to the leader of the world’s most prestigious cycling race.

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Nicely done Daryl.

“Impey, who rides for Orica-GreenEdge, took over the race lead from Australian team-mate Simon Gerrans. “I’m really proud to be the first South African and the first African to wear the yellow jersey,” said Impey, who had been in second place overall since Orica-GreenEdge’s triumph in the team time trial on stage four.

“Sometimes all the stars line up for you and this is definitely one of those moments.

“To wear the yellow jersey at the 100th edition of the Tour de France is just a dream come true.” [BDLive]

Proudly South African moment hey.


Bill says:
July 07, 2013 at 8:41 am

Congrats to South Africa for putting man in yellow in the tour de france.

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