Daryl Impey is a professional road cyclist (born 6 December 1984 in Johannesburg, South Africa) who most recently has been on the squad of Italy-based Barloworld. He’s reported as being excited about joining Team Radioshack, and thus have the opportunity to ride with Lance Armstrong and under the direction of Johan Bruyneel. No surprise that Impey believes such an opportunity will give him just the chance he’s looking for to take him to the next level as a professional cyclist.
Already with a couple of stage wins under his belt, Impey brings a competitive and promising youthful spirit to The Shack. Impey is no stranger to success in race competition. He won a stage in the Herald Sun Tour in 2008, and then a stage as well as the overall classification in the Tour of Turkey. This success in Turkey came in spite of the fact that Impey suffered a horrific crash on the final kilometer of the race, fracturing two vertebrae as well as his jaw in the fall. He’s proven his toughness as a result, returning to the saddle just seven months later, and ready to ride with his new squad, Team Radioshack, as the begin their training for the 2010 season.
Impey is no stranger to sport, having grown up in a cycling family. His father was a professional cyclist in South Africa, who now runs a cycling shop called Tony Impey Cycles. Impey has been a sportsman since he was a child, having played soccer and tennis through his youth, then racing mountain bikes, before finally turning his attention to road racing at age seventeen.
His major accomplishments to date as a professional cyclist include: 1st place in Stage 5 of the Giro del Capo (South Africa) in 2004; 1st place in both the Prologue and Stage 2 of Giro del Capo, as well 1st in Stage 10 of the Tour du Maroc (Morocco) in 2007; 1st pace in Stage 6 of the Herald Sun Tour (Australia) in 2008; 1st place in Stage 4, and also in the general classification overall in the Tour of Turkey 2009.