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Cape Town Cycle Tour taking a leadership role in new world body:

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FIFA Presidential candidate Tokyo Sexwale told a packed room at Securing Sport that sport helped keep him alive while in prison. Sexwale was jailed alongside Nelson Mandela and told the conference in New York that “one of the things that kept us alive on Robben Island was the power of sport.” During his impassioned speech he spoke of how racism threat to sport and society. “I want to talk about something that has crossed my heart. The biggest threat to sport is racism,” said Sexwale. “Racism is a societal ill that also needs to be combated beyond the field of play.” During his keynote speech Sexwale also spoke about the current issues of FIFA and claimed “We in FIFA brought ourselves to this position by failing to adhere to certain basic standards.”

David Bellairs, a board member of the Cape Town Cycle Tour has been selected on to the founding structure of the World Association of Cycling Events (WACE) was formed recently in Italy consisting of “six of the most prestigious and largest mass participation events in the world. WACE has been formed to promote and increase cycling worldwide. With more than 200,000 participants from 90 countries riding in WACE events each year, the new organisation is ideally placed to inspire new riders to take up the challenge of cycling and to encourage riders to travel to participate in other world class cycling events, and more major international cycling events are set to join WACE in the future.”

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