The Deutsche Bank 100km Cycle Tour 2007 is officially launched

8 August 2007

Contact: Sari Cuming, sari.cuming@db.com

Source: Deutsche Bank (Mauritius) Limited

Location: Mauritius

The Deutsche Bank Mauritius 100km Cycle Tour 2007 is officially launched at The Black Steer on Wednesday, 8th August 2007 in the presence of the Minister for Youth and Sport, The Honourable Sylvio Tang and Mr Desvaux, the Chairman of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.

The event, which last year attracted nearly 1,150 riders, 250 of whom travelled from South Africa, Reunion, Dubai, France and the United States, will take place on Sunday 7th October. The Tour has a new starting point this year, just by the airport which organisers believe will ease the congestion at the beginning. After progressing through villages along the east coast the event concludes at the Mont Choisy Beach.

Last year’s winner, but South African based but Mauritian born, professional cyclist, Thomas Desvaux is scheduled to return again this year along with other SA pro’s. Indeed, Robbie Hunter, a winner of one of the stages of the Tour de France has also expressed interest in taking part.

Cycle committee chairman, Barry Haarhof has been interviewed on SA Sports station, DSTV’s SuperCycling show and anchorman Arnie Gertz has agreed to return to Mauritius to cover the event in detail. This has already resulted in around 60 online enquiries from South African cycling enthusiasts as the word spreads about the attraction of the Mauritius tour.

The Tour, which has an underlying charitable objective to raise funds for local needy causes, is organised jointly by The Circle and the Federation Mauricienne de Cyclisme (FMC).

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