Tour de France
TDF to honour Mandela
Johannesburg - South African sport lovers will be able to share a special moment in the Tour de France on Wednesday when the Tour starts with an acknowledgement of former South African president Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday.
To recognise this global icon, the organisers of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013, a collaborative cultural programme between SA and France, have joined forces with Mandela’s family and Tour de France race organisers to honour him.
On Wednesday morning in the small town of Pau at the start of the day’s stage a large banner reading “Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela” will be held up by children from the local school.
Pay channel SuperSport will broadcast the moment live with coverage starting at 10:55.