SA's Daryl Impey handed TDF start

Daryl Impey (AFP)
Daryl Impey (AFP)

Cape Town - South Africa's Daryl Impey has been handed a starting spot on the Orica-Scott team for this year's Tour de France.

Impey, 32, will be taking part in his fifth Tour de France with an overall 38th finish last year his best placing to date.

Impey held the coveted yellow jersey in Stages 6 and 7 in 2013 - the first South African to do so.

Impey's team-mates in this year's race will be Esteban Chaves, Simon Yates, Mat Hayman, Michael Albasini, Roman Kreuziger, Damien Howson, Jens Keukeleire and Luke Durbridge.

The race starts on Saturday, July 1 and ends on Sunday, July 23.

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