Matt Damon riding in the Cape Argus Cycle Tour!

Matt Damon riding in the Cape Argus Cycle Tour
As I was working through my photos from yesterday's Cape Argus Cycle Tour, I discovered that I'd quite unwittingly managed to snap a photo of Matt Damon! That's him, on the back of the tandem, just to the right of the motorbike. (His brother Kyle, an experienced athlete, was apparently occupying the front saddle of the tandem.)

Matt is here in Cape Town to film The Human Factor, a Clint Eastwood film about the 1995 Rugby World Cup. And it turns out he's a brave guy - he took part in the race despite having suffered a sprained ankle during a rugby practice session on Thursday. (He'll be playing the role of former Springbok rugby captain Francois Pienaar in the film, by the way.)

In case you missed yesterday's post, you can see more photos of the Cycle Tour in our 2009 Cape Argus Cycle Tour album.

11 thoughts on “Matt Damon riding in the Cape Argus Cycle Tour!

  1. Kerry-Anne

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    Steffi, it’s definitely him. :)

    Mindstorm, I totally agree – that’s a mighty fine set of legs. I mean, um, they look strong. Yes, that’s right… good for cycling, you know? ;-)

    Jonathan, Matt’s on the bicycle NEXT to the motorbike (no numberplates on the bicycle, unless I just haven’t zoomed in enough…). :P I have no idea who the guy on the motorbike is.

  2. Kerry-Anne

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    Glen, trust me, I did my research. :) It’s a long, complicated story that involves Twitter, cheering fans, some comments I made to Paul, precise timing and a fair bit of sleuthing. I’ll explain it all over a glass of wine at the next 27Dinner if you like. :P

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