Giacomo Nizzolo provided NTT Pro Cycling with their first victory after a feisty day of racing. The Italian sprinter was joined on the podium by fellow countryman Simoni Consonii (Cofidis) with Sam Bennett (Deceuninck Quickstep) in third. Daryl Impey finally gets to wear the ochre jersey thanks to some slick teamwork by Mitchelton-Scott in the battle for bonifications.
Bastille Day. The sun shone. The crowds came out to fete both a Frenchman in the mailllot jaune and a stage finish in Romain Bardet‘s home town! A classy break went up the road to play for the win, and Daryl Impey kept his head to beat Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal) in a two up sprint to claim his maiden Tour de France victoire – the first for Mitchelton-Scott in three years. There was no change on the overall as the GC guys rolled along thoroughly enjoying a lull in proceedings.
A special day at the Tour Down Under. Richie Porte makes it six Willunga Hill victories on the trot. Daryl Impey becomes the first rider to claim the ochre jersey back to back, and the cycling world says goodbye to one of their very best.