Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

CT Cycle Tour organisers send condolences to families of cyclists who died

CT Cycle Tour organisers send condolences to families of cyclists who died

"Our most honest condolences go out to the families of both these participants", the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust (CTCTT) said in a statement.

In a separate incident, which occurred around 10:22, long-time Mbombela local, Ian Garden (69) died of a suspected heart attack, according to a statement released by the Cape Town Cycle Tour media office.

Bellair said that the circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear and police are investigating the incident, no further details have been provided. We went a million-and-a-half litres over that in terms of putting back into the reticulation system and again that is all being audited.

"One cyclist succumbed to his wounds at the scene of a pileup with other cyclists at the base of Wynberg Hill, another is suspected to have experienced a heart attack going up the hill at Smitswinkel Bay, and, as stated, we are awaiting confirmation regarding the marshall".

Three people have died after taking part in the 40th edition of the 109km Cape Town Cycle Tour, which took place on Sunday.

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Over 30 000 cyclists took on the 109 kilometre route around the peninsula in what was described by many as "perfect conditions".

He added: "I want to assure everyone that all measures are taken to ensure participants' and marshalls' safety on the route".

Cape Town Cycle Tour spokesperson David Bellairs confirmed the deaths on Monday.

He received medical attention at the scene but his injuries proved fatal.

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