News, Accidents, Robberies & Incidents | Western Cape | Cape Town Cycle Tour
12 Mar 2018, Cape Town: The Cape Town Cycle Tour Media Office has confirmed that two people have died during the Cape Town Cycle Tour on Sunday.
“One of the cyclists, a 40-year-old male, received immediate medical attention at the scene but tragically his injuries proved fatal,” the Cycle Tour Media Office said in a statement.
According to the event organisers, an accident occurred which involved 20 cyclists. The accident occurred around 09h00 on Sunday morning on the M3. However, circumstances surrounding the incident are not yet clear.
In the second incident a male participant succumbed to a suspected heart attack at Smitswinkel Bay at approximately 10:22.
The 109km race with about 35,000 cyclists began at 06h15 where South African cyclist Nolan Hoffman won the men’s race while Demacon’s Kim le Court won women’s race.