AUVERGNE – Daryl Impey became the second South African Tour de France stage winner since Robbie Hunter in Montpellier in 2007, as he out-sprinted companion, Belgium’s Tiesj Benoot, in the Auvergne region on Sunday.
Julian Alaphilippe retained the yellow jersey after turning in a solid performance on the roads of this region of France on Bastille Day.
“It’s great, it’s been a long time since I’ve worn the yellow jersey. It’s going to be well-appreciated back home, and it’s great for cycling in South Africa,” said Impey.
“This is my greatest-ever victory, just as good as wearing the yellow jersey, nothing can top this. It was a tough, solid day.”