WARNING: Graphic pictures
A cyclist was attacked and stabbed in the head on Monday afternoon a mere 1.5 kilometres from his workplace while making his way home. He then had to cycle to a doctor’s office for treatment.
Pictures of the man, who was simply identified as “Shaun”, were posted by another cyclist, former world champion Wimpie van der Merwe.
Last week van der Merwe was attacked in the very same spot as Shaun was, along the three-kilometre stretch of road between Gordon’s Bay and Strand.
Speaking to YOU, a receptionist from the doctor’s offices where Shaun was treated confirmed he had been transported to a hospital in Cape Town for surgery.
Speaking to News24, van der Merwe said that he himself was attacked while cycling from Gordon’s Bay to Strand with a fellow professional cyclist, Elize Jansen van Rensburg, last Wednesday.
Three culprits ambushed the pair and flung Jansen van Rensburg off her bike. The assailants made off with her cellphone, and she suffered from fractures to her coccyx, pelvis and hip.
Van der Merwe reported that Jansen van Rensburg’s husband, who is also an avid cyclist, was attacked in the same area 18 months ago, with the suspect fleeing with his bike.