Impey defends South African road race title

Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott)

Mitchelton-Scott 's Daryl Impey defended his title at the South African road race championships in Tshwane on Sunday, having also taken an eighth-straight time trial title a couple of days before. The 34-year-old took what was his fourth victory of the season by overcoming a strong Dimension Data squad at the 162km race. Impey set off alone in pursuit of Nic Dlamini on the final lap of the race, catching and dropping the Dimension Data rider to solo home for the win 25 seconds ahead of Dlamini's teammates Ryan Gibbons and Stefan de Bod, who took third, another six seconds back. "I just wanted to fight for it," Impey said on his team's website of his numerical disadvantage. "Win, lose or draw, I wanted to go all in. "Even though they threw everything at me, I rode intelligently and used my experience because I have been in this situation many ...

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