14 Jul - Taiwanese actor Eddie Peng has been appointed to become the first Chinese Goodwill Ambassador of the 2015 Tour de France.
As reported on TY Sports, the announcement was made recently at the Tour de France press conference held in Beijing.
A representative of the conference stated that Eddie, who plays the role of a professional cyclist in his upcoming Dante Lam movie, "To The Fore", is an excellent model of healthy image who is also a fan of the sport.
The actor expressed his joy with the honour through a video message, saying, "I am an actor. But "To the Fore" has made me fall in love with cycling. I hope that I will be able to get more Chinese people to love and understand this sport through my influence."
"I have never thought that I will have the chance to promote the Tour de France to my fellow Chinese friends. It is truly a dream come true."
(Photo source: zimbio.com)