Daryl Impey Joins the Ranger Buck Safaris Peloton
The Johannesburg-born 35-year-old follows in the footsteps of a number of high-profile sporting personalities to have signed-up as ambassadors for the organisation, including former Springbok captain John Smit and 2009 Dakar Rally winner Giniel de Villiers.
Impey is arguably South Africa’s most decorated cyclist, having achieved numerous successes in his long and illustrious career. The 2013 Tour de France featured one of his most notable achievements, when he took ownership of the prestigious maillot jaune for two days. Six years later, Impey captured his first individual stage at the race, winning the ninth stage in Brioude. Impey has won a number of races across the globe, including the Tour of Turkey and Tour Down Under, and while his travels keep him away from South Africa for long periods, his roots remain firmly in the country of his birth.
“South Africa is unlike any other place I’ve been to, and I’m proud to represent my country on the international stage,” said the Mitchelton-SCOTT rider.
“Because of my arduous cycling schedule, I only get to spend a limited amount of time in South Africa, so when I’m there I want to make the most of it. It was with this in mind that I accepted the offer from Ranger Buck Safaris owner Archie Rutherford to become an ambassador of the company” he added.
Ranger Buck Safaris provides tailor-made trips and adventures throughout Africa, while protecting endangered wildlife through its support of conservationists who ensure that animals and people coexist and thrive.
Owner Rutherford described Impey as the perfect fit for Ranger Buck Safaris. “Daryl is a South African icon,” said the qualified game ranger and FGASA field guide. “Cyclists are of the most dedicated, inspirational and hard-working sportspeople on the planet, and he’s up there with the best of them. He espouses all the qualities associated with Ranger Buck Safaris, and I’m thrilled to call him one of us!”