Daryl was born on 6 December 1984 and is 1,81 metres tall. Known as’ Zulu’ by his South African fans and friends, Daryl comes from a sporting family. His father, Tony Impey, represented South Africa as a top cyclist in his hay day along with the likes of the late Allan van Heerden, Willie Engelbrecht, Rodney Fowler and many other South African greats.
Daryl has positioned himself as 1 of the top lead out men in the world of cycling and lookout for him as he tries to guide his team mate Matt Goss to a stage victory. His incredible strength in the sprint train inspired his TDF selection in 2012, where he posted no less than five top-ten finishes over the three-week race.
Daryl made his mark on stage two of Bayern Rundfahrt this year, taking his third win of the season in commanding fashion. Two wins in the early part of the season in the Pais Vasco race as well as winning the South African Time Trial Championship, demonstrated that Impey is very capable of winning races over varied terrain. The win in Germany shows that his form is right for the Tour, after taking an extended break from racing due to the birth of his son, Ayden.
Matt Goss, who dubbed Darryl as the ‘incredible Impey’, has made it publicly known that that if he went to war, he would want to take Darryl with him to fire the ultimate shot! That kind of comment just goes to prove how far this 29-year-old has come in the world of professional cycling.