Seven-times Tour de France winner and all-time cycling great, Lance Armstrong, will participate in this year’s Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour.
Armstrong confirmed his participation Wednesday on twitter.
This marks the first time Armstrong, the world’s most iconic cyclist, will take part in the world’s largest timed cycling race.
David Bellairs, co-director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, organisers of the event, is thrilled about Armstrong’s participation.
“Last year it was Matt Damon and this year it’s Lance. With such high profile individuals taking part, there can be no doubt about Cycle Tour’s iconic status.
“It makes us extremely proud to be working on this event.”
Armstrong announced his participation on twitter on Wednesday, saying he was excited to come to South Africa and he will be accompanied by his South African teammate, Daryl Impey.
Impey rides for Armstrong’s newly-formed Team RadioShack.
“The fact that Lance will be riding the Argus alongside one of South Africa’s cycling superstars is just wonderful,” Bellairs concluded.
The 33rd Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour takes place on Sunday, March 14. — Sapa