The organising committee of the Sydney round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics has announced an exclusive offer for sports fans is now being auctioned on www.eBay.com.au. It is an opportunity to enjoy a night with Cadel Evans. The Australian cyclist will host dinner for nine lucky guests at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics at the Dunc Gray Velodrome this Friday night. The profits from the auction of this "Inner Wheel" table will be donated to the Amy Gillett Foundation and Renee Junga Appeal. The auction closes on Thursday morning at 10.00AM (AEST)
Evans, a two time mountain bike world cup series champion, this year equalled the best ever result by an Australian when he finished fifth overall in the Tour de France and was recently named one of three finalists for the 2006 Australian Road Cyclist of the Year award. He will be trackside to lend his support to the Australian riders and give his guests a personal insight. He has agreed to donate his time to help highlight road safety awareness amongst motorists and cyclists through the Amy Gillett Foundation and to assist BMX star Renee Junga in her rehabilitation.
The Amy Gillett Foundation is in honors of Amy Gillett, who was a truly one of Australia's sporting elite. The nation shared the grief of her family and team mates when she was tragically killed during a training ride with the Australian team in Germany in 2005.
The Renee Junga Appeal was jointly launched by Bicycle Motocross Australia (BMXA), Cycling Australia (CA) and Mountainbike Australia (MTBA) for injured athlete Renee Junga. The 20 year-old, who won a Silver Medal at last years World BMX Championships in France and was the 2005 Australian Female BMX Cyclist of the Year, crashed in August this year on the 4X (Four-Cross) course at the World Mountainbike Championships in Rotorua, NZ.
Renee broke the C1 and C2 bones in her neck and suffered spinal trauma at the T6 vertebrae. She has also suffered two broken ribs and a fractured sternum. She is now in the spinal unit of the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane working hard on her rehabilitation and adapting to her new lifestyle.
For more information or tickets for the Track World Cup visit www.trackworldcup.cycling.org.au or contact 02 9738 2505.