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Matt Damon News Column

Cycle tour, Mandela Project

  • Matt participated in the Cape Argus Cycle Tour in Cape Town on Sunday by riding on a tandem bike with brother Kyle. Matt rode in the Make A Difference team alongside Francois Pienaar to raise money and awareness for the charity. A report is from the Times, with photos from Yahoo, I Need My Fix, Socialite Life and the Cape Argus. A Dutch Reuters video of Matt being interviewed near the end of the race is at, with more footage at an Italian site.

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    "It was fabulous! Of course I would do it again! ” yelled Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon as he climbed off his bike after cycling a gruelling 110km in yesterday’s Cape Argus Tour.

    Damon, in Cape Town to film The Human Factor, about the 1995 Rugby World Cup, under the direction of Clint Eastwood, was joined by his younger brother, Kyle, on a tandem.

    “We’ve never been on a tandem before,” Matt said, adding that he was concerned about the wind.

    This year’s race was billed as the most challenging in the event’s 32-year history because of the gale-force winds of up to 140km/h.

    The Damon brothers, who arrived at the finish shortly before the seven-hour cut-off time, were whisked away in a golf cart seconds after climbing off their bike to applause and loud whistling by the crowd.

  • Matt sprained his ankle at rugby training on Thursday - a report is at the Times. Meanwhile, Scott Eastwood (Clint's son) will play Joel Stransky in the film, and coach Chester Williams talks about training Matt and socialising off the field.

  • The Informant has been delayed from 18 September to 9 October.
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