Daryl Impey’s Winning Scott Foil 10
Despite the new Addict RC that Scott unveiled prior to the start of this year’s Tour de France, a disc brake-only road bike that we expect to see on mountain stages, Daryl Impey landed his first solo Tour de France stage victory on the tried-and-true Scott Foil 10. Like Dylan Groenewegen’s Stage 7-winning Bianchi Oltre XR4, Impey’s Scott Foil also sported rim brakes.
The Foil is Scott’s aero road bike, and it’s worth noting that it’s in the minority as an aero road bikes from a major brand that’s still outfitted with rim brakes. So while disc brakes are clearly taking over the world, it would be premature to declare rim brakes obsolete.
Impey chose Shimano C40 carbon tubulars for the day, perhaps opting to save a little weight over the deeper C50 or C64 wheels he likely has at his disposal. Since Scott is a major sponsor of the team, it’s no surprise to see riders using the full menu of Scott products. Impey was sporting a Scott Cadence Plus helmet, resplendent in pin striping to match his South African National Champion kit. Scott Sport Shield sunglasses provide a veritable windshield for his face, and Scott’s Road RC Ultimate shoes were the shoe of choice.
While some of Daryl’s gear may be hard to get your hands on, fortunately most of his gear is publicly available so you don’t need to become the South African National Champion, join Mitchelton-Scott, or ride the Tour de France to get the goods. Here are some of our top picks.
Aero road bike
Integrated handlebar and stem
Some riders may prefer disc brakes