Tour de France

President Ramaphosa congratulates Impey on TDF stage win

2019-07-15 15:10
Cyril Ramaphosa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken to social media to congratulate Daryl Impey on his Tour de France Stage 9 victory on Sunday.

READ: Was Sunday the greatest sporting day - EVER?

Impey became just the second South African to win a stage of the Tour de France when he sprinted to victory in the stage between Saint-Etienne and Brioude.

Robbie Hunter is the only other South African to have tasted success in cycling's greatest race when he won Stage 11 of the 2007 race.

Impey, riding for Australian outfit Mitchelton-Scott, was part of a 15-rider breakaway which ended up contesting stage honours after the peloton deemed them no threat to overall yellow jersey contention.

President Ramaphosa took to Twitter on Monday to express his congratulations to Impey for winning the stage and making the country proud.

 

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