Aurecon Tour de France Blog 2013

Although stage six was relatively flat the wind and heat made it a difficult day for the riders. It was the first time since the Alpe d’Huez stage in 2008, that one teammate has passed the yellow jersey to another teammate. It was also in Montpellier where a South African Robbie Hunter won a stage of the Tour in 2007. Gerrans spoke to Sports Director Matt White and asked if it was ok to pass the yellow jersey on to Impey and White agreed. This meant that Gerrans could lead Goss out to challenge the stage win knowing that Impey would take the jersey. Daryl Impey is the first African to ever lead the Tour de France.

Impey said “I was pretty emotional on the podium; I was standing there and thinking this is it, this is the proudest moment ever of my career. I don’t think anything will ever…

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