Three deaths at the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Three deaths at the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Western Cape police are investigating the deaths of three people during the Cape Town Cycle Tour on Sunday.

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Two cyclists and an unidentified marshal passed away. 

Western Cape police spokesperson, Noloyiso Rwexana, confirmed that police have opened an inquest docket and two cases of culpable homicide.

"We are investigating a case of inquest following the death of a participant in the cycle tour yesterday. He is 69-year old, circumstances around he's death are under investigation. A case of culpable homicide has been opened following the death of a 41-year old man who was also a participant and an unidentified marshal also died during the tour yesterday."

She confirmed one of the cyclists is believed to have died after a pile-up involving about 20 bikes.

"His family have asked that we respect their privacy at this time and we will not be releasing his name," said the organisers of the event in a statement.

The second cyclist died from a suspected heart attack.

"Our most sincere condolences go out to the families of both these participants."

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