Luke Durbridge Tour de France column: Daryl's stage nine win merits a beer

'We came down to dinner and there must have been five or six blown-up pictures of Adam around the restaurant. It was bit like a shrine'

Daryl Impey after winning stage nine of the Tour de France 2019 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Daryl Impey has been a part of four Tour de France victories: he was

part of the 2013 TTT win and he led out Simon Gerrans to a stage win in 2013 — he took the yellow jersey that day too — and in 2016 I was in a breakaway with Daryl and Michael Matthews and Michael won. And now Daryl gets to win one. He’s been a massive part of the team and it was really cool to see a good mate of mine take a victory.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.