A cyclist has died after collapsing during the 41st annual Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Race Director, David Bellairs, says the cyclist collapsed at Smitswinkel Bay.

Organisers say there are no major injuries in the race which has drawn 35 000 entrants.

“It is with deep regret that the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust confirms that a cycle tour participant passed away during the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour after collapsing at Smitswinkel Bay. Our sincere condolences to his family who have been advised. We are respecting the family’s wishes not to release any further details at this point.”