By Antonio J. Salmerón
CSC's Spanish climber, Carlos Sastre, who finished fourth in this year's Tour de France and second in his nation tour, the Vuelta has donated his bike and a signed CSC jersey to a charity auction that will help raise money for Velokhaya, the fundraising initiative of South Africa's Life Cycling Academy.
The charity's aim is to build a build a much-needed cycling center in the heart of South Africa. The online auction began November 26 and will run through until December 6, with all proceeds going to the charity.
A trip for two to Team CSC's California training camp as well as jersey signed by the entire team is also up for grabs in the ebay auction.
The entire CSC team are currently enduring 15 degree below zero temperatures at a team training camp somewhere in Norway, aimed at promoting leadership and friendship among the team. "We had been given a sleeping bag, and we are going to spend two days in the open-air, trying to survive," Sastre said.