Miguel Indurain, five-times Tour de France winner and Laurent Fignon, winner of the Tour de France twice in the 1980s, will ride at the head of a peloton of 150 riders as they cycle the 108km route around the Cape Peninsula.
Anton Groenewald, event director of the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour said:
The introduction of Miguel Indurain to this years event elevates the importance of this events two principal reasons for existing. One, we organise this event as a means to promote the sport of cycling, its healthy living aspect and its association with Cape Town. The second reason we manage this event is essentially to raise funds for charitable causes.
Morné du Plessis, chairman of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Trust South Africa, ssaid that the appearance of Indurain, will highlight the work that the Foundation is doing on the ground with its Laureus projects.
It is wonderful that this great athlete is giving up his time free of charge in the spirit of sport. This is what the Academy is all about.
The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation was set up to fund and promote the use of sport as a tool for social change. Its work focuses on helping young people overcome challenging social issues including poverty, homelessness, war, violence, drug abuse, discrimination and AIDS. The Foundation supports 23 projects worldwide.