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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 ad.nl, 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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    Comments
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 9th, 2009 09:51 am (UTC) (Link)

    Well done Matt and Kyle

    Congrats on compelting this gruelling race, but you said you would be back - which is great news!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 9th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Thanks for all the updates!

    Thank you webmaster for all your hard work.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 9th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thanks for all the updates!

    No problems. Thanks for reading (and commenting).
    jjthomas10 From: jjthomas10 Date: March 10th, 2009 08:21 am (UTC) (Link)
    For someone who isn't an Ironman triathlete Matt looks pretty doggone fit. No more of that Informer pudginess.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 10th, 2009 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)
    So fit and so happy. He's just beaming in the cycling photos (and most of the other candids from Cape Town).
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 10th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
    110 km! That's astounding. Way to go, Matt!

    ~Maureen~
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 10th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Mat Damon Cycle Lab

    another great photo of Mat and Kyle getting their bike setup by the guys from Cycle Lab can be seen at

    http://www.bangersandnash.com/general-and-archives/news/405-matt-damon-chooses-cycle-lab
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 10th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Mat Damon Cycle Lab

    I know. I had the link posted earlier but it contains information that shouldn't be distributed widely. I'll leave your link for the moment.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 26th, 2009 05:41 am (UTC) (Link)

    Kyle is older, not younger

    Hi...Kyle is older, not younger. Silly journalists who don't look fact-check before/during writing.
    Jenifer in Phoenix
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