Criterium du Dauphine: Impey rides the wave of Mitchelton-Scott's Giro success

Darryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) wins stage 1 at Criterium du Dauphine

Daryl Impey continued Mitchelton-Scott 's rich vein of success with a stage 1 victory at the Critérium du Dauphiné, edging Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) and Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) to second and third respectively in Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert. Seven categorised climbs contributed to more than 2,700 metres of climbing over the 179-kilometre stage from Valence dashing any chance of a bunch sprint for the likes of the fast men Bryan Coquard, Fabio Jakobsen or Phil Bauhaus, who are all at the race. The intermediate terrain would normally put Daryl Impey in with a chance of success but the South African road and time trial champion admitted he hadn't expected to take the stage, "To be honest I was actually struggling all day, I didn't have good sensations. Even with two laps to go, I said to [Alex] Edmondson he can do the final for himself rather than looking out for me, so I'd ...

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