A RIDER has died after crashing out of the Cape Town Cycle Tour in South Africa.
The unidentified man was concerned in a 20-person pile-up in the course of the race.
The occasion is in its fortieth yr, and round 35,000 rivals from everywhere in the world compete.
The South African stories that the organisers of the occasion have "expressed their honest condolences to his household".
Extra particulars are anticipated to be introduced at a "medical briefing" at 1pm UK time.
Nolan Hoffman gained the 109km males's race, and his third title, in a time of 2hrs 37mins 30secs.
Unbiased On-line stories the BCX rider as saying after his victory: "What can I say, unimaginable work by our boys today. It was our race to lose, however pulled it off."
Within the ladies's race Demacon's Kim le Courtroom secured victory in a time of 2hrs 11mins 50secs.