Tour de France: Daryl Impey becomes first African to win yellow jersey

Impey, a South African who rides for Orica-GreenEdge, had been sitting in second position overall behind teammate Simon Gerrans after Orica-GreenEdge's victory in the team time trial on stage four.

updated: July 05, 2013 15:01 IST
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Montpellier, France: Daryl Impey made Tour de France history on Thursday by becoming the first African to take possession of the Tour de France yellow jersey.

Germany's Andre Greipel, of Lotto, dominated the stage six bunch sprint after a wind-hit and chaotic 176.5 km ride between Aix-en-Provence and Montpellier, ahead of Slovakian Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and German Marcel Kittel (Argos).

Britain's Mark Cavendish, who claimed his maiden win of the 100th edition and 24th of his career on Wednesday, finished fourth having crashed with 34 km to race and battled to rejoin the peloton.

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