Israel Start-Up Nation signs Daryl Impey for two seasons
Aug 05 2020 05:51 pm CET

Israel Start-Up Nation signs Daryl Impey for two seasons
Israel Start-Up Nation signs Daryl Impey for two seasons
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Israel Start-Up Nation has announced the signing of former South African champion Daryl Impey from 2021.

The rider has a palmares that includes overall victories in races like the Tour of Turkey, the Tour of Alberta and the Tour Down Under, as well as one stage win in the Tour de France, two national road championships and nine in the time trial. Impey will reunite with Chris Froome, with whom he was in Barloworld, and will add his talents as road captain and super domestique to the formation.

The South African makes the move after nine years in the team currently known as Mitchelton-Scott. ""I decided to make a fresh start," he explained. "I feel like I need to step out of the comfort zone of Mitchelton-Scott. I had great success with the team, formed many strong friendships, and made amazing memories. I can't thank them enough for getting me this far in my career.

"It certainly wasn't an easy decision – I gave it a great deal of thought. But it's exciting to work with a new team, with new energy and new ambitions. The most crucial reason is the challenge that is waiting for me at Israel Start-Up Nation. After speaking with the team's co-owner Sylvan Adams and the team's management, I got the sense that they see other aspects of me as a bike rider. I will have the opportunity to play a leadership role, and as a team captain I will be given more responsibility and a huge challenge at the same time. Team ISN has moved through the ranks very quickly; and now it's about trying to create a winning culture. I will use my experience over the past decade to instil this in the younger guys and make sure we are always progressing. I'm excited about it."

Israel Start-Up Nation's General Manager Kjell Carstrom welcomed this signing. "Daryl has shown in the past that he can be very valuable to a team, both in a support role and when going for personal results," he affirmed.

"In Daryl we have a rider who can be a leader in some races and a team captain in others. He's also bringing with him a wealth of experience that we can benefit from."
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