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Own Cycling History: Tour de France-Winning Bikes, Signed Memorabilia Up for Auction

jumbo-vismaTeam Jumbo Visma riding in front of the peloton on Cote de la Fage during stage 14 of Le Tour de France 2022 in July; (photo/Shutterstock)
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A fundraising campaign from Jumbo-Visma allows you to support new talent by purchasing a piece of cycling history.

There’s no doubt that Dutch team Jumbo-Visma dominated this year’s Tour de France. Altogether, the team went home with six stage wins spread among three riders. Jumbo-Visma’s team won the “super combatif” prize, the polka-dot jersey, the green jersey, and the coveted yellow jersey.

Now, the team invites you to buy the bikes it used to chew up the stages.

In an online auction aimed at developing new young talent, Jumbo-Visma is offering a selection of bikes and other memorabilia used by its winning team in the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia.

Items include the bicycles used by yellow jersey winner Jonas Vingegaard, green jersey winners Wout van Aert and Marianne Vos, and Giro d’Italia blue jersey winner Koen Bouwman.

“This bicycle was part of my biggest achievement in cycling to date,” Jonas Vingegaard said in a news release. “I’m very grateful that I started this Tour de France in Denmark and returned to Copenhagen with the yellow jersey. This bike has left a lasting legacy.”

Jumbo-Visma Auction Details

By auctioning off 18 of its bicycles, Jumbo-Visma hopes to raise money to develop cycling talent.

The funds will aid several parts of the team’s infrastructure. That includes the Team Jumbo-Visma Academy, the Jumbo-Visma Development Team, and the national initiative CyclingClassNL.

Highlights of the cycling auction include:

  • The Cervélo R5 of yellow jersey winner Jonas Vingegaard
  • The green-decorated S5 of green jersey winner Wout van Aert
  • The bicycle of Marianne Vos, who took the green jersey home from the Tour de France Femmes
  • Koen Bouwman’s Cervélo R5, which helped him win the blue jersey of the mountain classification and two stages during the Giro d’Italia 2022

Buying a bike even gets you a unique note from its rider, which Jumbo-Visma said is handwritten and “where the bike’s own legacy will come to life.”

In addition to the bikes, the team is auctioning off hand-signed replicas of the jerseys the team won this year. Those include Vingegaard’s yellow jersey, Vos’ green jersey, and Robert Gesink’s red jersey, among others.

The auction is currently live on Catawiki, which aims to “fulfill people’s passions,” said Genevieve Tearle, the site’s Vice President of Collectables.

“By auctioning off these eighteen unique bikes, cycling enthusiasts can now live the legacy of the bicycles that have written cycling history this year, contributing to the development of new talent that will write this sport’s future,” Tearle said in the news release. “It excites me that these items, with so many stories and great value, will keep living on in the passion of our users.”

The auction began on Dec. 8 and continues until Dec. 19. See the full list of auction items on Catawiki.

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