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Cape Town Cycle Tour
Race details
Date Second Sunday in March
Region Cape Town, South Africa
Discipline Road race
Type One-day
Organiser Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust
First edition 1978 (1978)
Editions 41 (as of 2018)
First winner Lawrence Whittaker
Most wins Willie Engelbrecht
Most recent Nolan Hoffman

The Cape Town Cycle Tour is an annual cycle race hosted in Cape Town, South Africa, usually 109 km (68 mi) long. It is the first event outside Europe to be included in the Union Cycliste Internationale's Golden Bike Series.

South Africa hosts some of the largest, by number of entrants, sporting events in the world with three being the largest of their type. The Cape Town Cycle Tour, with as many as 35 000 cyclists taking part, is the world's largest individually timed cycle race. The other two are the world's largest ultra-marathon running event, the Comrades Marathon, and the world's largest open water swim, the Midmar Mile.

The Cycle Tour formed the last leg of the Giro del Capo, a multi-stage race for professional and leading registered riders which was last run in 2010.

It is traditionally staged on the second Sunday of March and has enjoyed well known competitors such as Miguel Indurain, Jan Ulrich, Matt Damon, Helen Zille and Lance Armstrong.

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