Third person confirmed dead after CT cycle race

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Cape Town Cycle Tour organisers have confirmed the death of a third person related to Sunday’s race. In a press release organisers confirmed that a Rotary marshal had passed away having been admitted to hospital. The man was stationed on an S-bend after the Llandudno turnoff towards the end of the 109km race.

At this stage the circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear and the incident is under investigation in conjunction with the South African Police Services (SAPS). The death of the marshal brings to three the number of fatalities in Sunday’s race – the 40th edition of the world’s largest timed race.

One cyclist succumbed to his wounds at the scene of a pile-up with other cyclists at the base of Wynberg Hill and a second is suspected to have experienced a heart attack going up the hill at Smitswinkel Bay.