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March 09, 2010

Lance Armstrong arrives in Cape Town

lance armstrong coming to cape town

Lance Armstrong has arrived in Cape Town. Photo courtesy Eugene Wie

Legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong arrived in Cape Town yesterday evening, despite a slight delay caused by passport problems.

Armstrong announced on his Twitter blog just before 21h00 last night: “Well, made it to Cape Town but can’t get in the country since my passport is full and there’s no room to stamp it.”

He was, however, allowed through a short while later, and welcomed to South Africa by many of his Twitter followers. One fan wrote: “Welcome to my valley, Lance. Be glad you missed the heat today. Enjoy your stay man, this place is awesome!”

The South African government advises visitors, through its website, to keep two blank pages in their passports. This law applies in various countries around the world.

Armstrong will take part in Sunday’s Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. The 39-year-old cancer survivor, who has won the Tour de France seven times in a row, will be a huge crowd-puller for the well-subscribed 109km race.

If you are in need of accommodation or entertainment ideas during the cycle tour, be sure to check out Cape Town Tourism’s special offers.

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