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Signed Australian team jerseys up for grabs

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
February 07, 2007, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:11 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News for February 7, 2007

A host of Australian cycling stars have rallied to support injured cyclists Renee Junga and Paul...

A host of Australian cycling stars have rallied to support injured cyclists Renee Junga and Paul Crake through two unique signed official Australian team jerseys now up for auction on E-Bay.

"This is a chance for two lucky sporting fans to own a piece of Australian history and to support two riders in need of assistance as they deal with their injuries," said Cycling Australia CEO, Graham Fredericks. "All profits from the sale will be split between the Renee Junga and Paul Crake Appeals to aid them in their rehabilitation."

BMX World Championships medallist Renee Junga crashed in August 2006 while training on the 4X (Four-Cross) course at the World Mountainbike Championships in Rotorua, NZ. She suffered spinal injuries and remains paralysed from the waist down.

Cycling medallist and stair climbing champion, Paul Crake, from Canberra, is back in Australia undergoing rehabilitation in the wake of spinal surgery. In November last year Paul was one of five cyclists blown off the road by a powerful wind gust during the eighth stage of New Zealand's Tour of Southland. Paul is currently paralysed from the waist down.

The Olympic, World and Commonwealth Champions that have signed the jerseys include Robbie McEwen, Stuart O'Grady, Michael Rogers. Cadel Evans, Oenone Wood amongst many more.

To participate in the auction and raise funds for Junga and Crake, go to the pages corresponding to jersey 1, and/or jersey 2.

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