Veteran South African cyclist Daryl Impey was named on Wednesday in Israel Premier-Tech’s team for next month’s Tour de France.
South African Daryl Impey clinched the fourth stage of the Tour of Switzerland in a sprint finish on Wednesday.
No one has won consecutive titles in the 21 years of the Tour Down Under, while Porte, the 2017 Tour winner, has been runner-up four times.
Daryl Impey is bidding to become the first cyclist to win back-to-back titles at Australia’s Tour Down Under.
Daryl Impey joins up with countrymen Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Jay Thomson at this year’s Tour de France.
As the knackered remains of the peloton drag themselves into the French capital on Sunday, they might be best off thinking not of the romance of cycling, but of the pay cheque that awaits them.