Daryl Impey rides into Tour de France history books

Daryl Impey in race lead, Tour de France 2013, stage six

Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) has ridden into the history books by becoming the first African in the Tour de France's yellow jersey today in Montpellier.

Before stage six, the South African sat on the same time overall with team-mate and race leader, Simon Gerrans. Impey placed higher on the stage than Gerrans to take the race lead.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.