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Sastre's yellow jersey auctioned for 15,000 euro

Sastre auctioned this jersey

Sastre auctioned this jersey (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The yellow jersey worn by Tour champion Carlos Sastre during the final stage of the 2008 Tour de France sold for 15,000 euro on eBay according to AFP.

The money from this auction will go to the Victor Sastre Sports Foundation, founded and chaired by Carlos Sastre's father, that helps children in need. A portion of the revenue will be also be donated to a non-governmental organization, SID-CAN, which fights AIDS and cancer.

On July 29, 2008 Carlos Sastre donated 10,000 euro to the University Hospital of Gent while he visited young cancer patients being treated at the facility.

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Based in the southeastern United States, Peter produces race coverage for all disciplines, edits news and writes features. The New Jersey native has 30 years of road racing and cyclo-cross experience, starting in the early 1980s as a Junior in the days of toe clips and leather hairnets. Over the years he's had the good fortune to race throughout the United States and has competed in national championships for both road and 'cross in the Junior and Masters categories. The passion for cycling started young, as before he switched to the road Peter's mission in life was catching big air on his BMX bike.