Daryl Impey wins his sixth South African time trial title
Feb 09 2017 07:17 pm CET

Daryl Impey wins his sixth South African time trial title
Daryl Impey wins his sixth South African time trial title
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DARYL IMPEY
ORICA - SCOTT

Orica-Scott's Daryl Impey has won his sixth South African time trial title. The rider was faster than Willem Smit and Dimension Data's Reinardt Janse van Rensburg.

The South African rider got his fifth title in a row by completing the 39.8 kilometer course in 49 minutes and 14 seconds, which was 1 minute and 56 seconds faster than Smit.

"It started off well, I think I paced it really well and from the start I could feel I was having a decent day," said Impey. "I could see I was putting time into Reinardt (J V Rensburg) early on and that was a good confidence booster and I kind of learned a bit from last year how to pace it."

The 32-year-old rider came to these championships with a lot of ambition and to test his condition at the beginning of the season. "It's not normal you put that amount of time into other guys but I had a really good day today and it was a course that really suited me."

With this title, Impey becomes the first South African to win the national time trial six times, beating the last record set by David George who won it five times.

"No-one has ever had six time trial titles here so it that is quite nice to have that achievement as well. In 2012 I didn’t ride the nationals so it works out that in the elite nationals I have won each time I have raced," he added.

The South African Road Race Championships are set to be held on Sunday, the 12th of February. Impey will once again be a candidate for the title.
Photo of Daryl Impey (cropped) by Orica-BikeExchange





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