Bradley McGee’s signed 2003 Tour de France maillot jeune he won in the opening prologue is finally up for grabs in an online auction to raise funds for research into children's health.
After the prologue, McGee went on to hold the yellow jersey for another three days at the beginning of the 'Centenary Tour'. A jersey from this successful campaign has been signed, framed and presented with images of McGee racing and wearing the yellow jersey.
McGee announced back in December last year he would be donating this cherished jersey to help a Sydney children's hospital (see report).
The jersey is being offered to support a cause highlighted by George Gregan, the captain of Australia's national rugby union team, the Wallabies. Gregan donated his record-breaking Wallaby jersey worn in his 102nd test match – surpassing David Campese’s Australian Test match record of 101 tests - to the neurology department of The Children’s Hospital in Westmead, Sydney.
McGee said he was inspired by Gregan’s generosity and decided to contribute to the cause by donating his yellow jersey from the 2003 Tour.
The latest bid for the jersey is at AUS$2060 and the auction will run until July 25.