A 47-year man has died during stage 1 of the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike stage race in the Western Cape.
According to a statement by the organisers, the man required critical care and was attended to by the medical team and airlifted to a nearby hospital where he received further treatment.
“Despite best medical efforts, the athlete passed today. We share our greatest sympathies with the family and friends of the rider and will continue to offer them our support as they go through this very difficult time.
“We thank the medical personnel who provided the rider with continuous medical support and care,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Stage 5 of the Absa Cape Epic kicked off on Friday, 25 March, a 115km ride from Greyton to Stellenbosch.
— capeepic (@CapeEpic) March 25, 2022
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