Impey claims historic Tour Down Under win

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South African Daryl Impey took out the Tour Down Under in Adelaide on Sunday.

Impey claims historic Tour Down Under win

South African Daryl Impey took out the Tour Down Under in Adelaide on Sunday.

Daryl Impey became the first South African to win the Tour Down Under, defending his overall lead during Sunday's final stage.

Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) claimed the crown in Adelaide as Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) made it two stage wins.

Greipel edged Impey's team-mate Caleb Ewan in a thrilling sprint finish on stage six.

While there were several breakaways during the 90-kilometre final stage, Impey's win was never in doubt as Mitchelton-Scott controlled the peloton.

"I'm thrilled," the 33-year-old said after his win, as Richie Porte (BMC Racing) and Tom-Jelte Slagter (Dimension Data) finished second and third respectively.

"Coming into the race, I didn't expect to win the race but sometimes the stars line up and everything goes well and according to plan.

"I worked really hard in the off-season so I'm happy to get this win."

Impey's win also ended a run of four straight victories by Australians at the Tour Down Under.

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) won the sprint jersey, while Nicholas Dlamini (Dimension Data) was the king of the mountain.

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