Cape Town - The Cape Town Cycle Tour has confirmed that a 40-year-old man has died in a collision.
“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 said in a statement.
According to the organisers, the accident involved 20 cyclists. The incident occurred on Sunday morning at Wynberg Hill.
The cycle tour is expected to brief the media at 15h00 on Sunday afternoon.
Over 35 000 participants are in this year's Cycle Tour. About 15 000 are from outside the Western Cape.
The Cycle Tour started on Sunday morning from the new starting point on the Grand Parade.
The first race kicked off at 6:15 am. Among some of the dignitaries to welcome the first group was Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille, and Cape Argus Editor Aziz Hartly.