Anti-doping campaign organisation Bike Pure and cycle clothing manufacturer Bio Racer have teamed up with three-time Tour de France winner and former world champion Greg LeMond to auction for charity a specially commissioned and signed Bike Pure jersey.
Belgian brand Bio Racer made only two copies of the jersey, complete with World Championship bands on the sleeves and Greg LeMond’s name on the reverse. Bike Pure presented one to LeMond when they met in July and is giving the public the chance to bid for the remaining signed jersey.
A cycling legend, with three Tour de France titles and a world championship amongst the highlights of his prestigious career, LeMond is an avid anti-doping campaigner and a strong supporter of the Bike Pure organization.
Bike Pure’s Myles McCorry said: “Bike Pure are very excited to have such a rare cycling jersey up for grabs and money raised will go to a worthwhile cause. We are honored to have Greg LeMond’s support as we effectively have shared principles in our outlook on anti-doping.”
Speaking to Bike Pure this week, Greg LeMond added, “I am proud to partner with Bike Pure and believe in their strong code of ethics. I hope that more cycling sponsors adopt Bike Pure’s important commitment to protecting the lives and integrity of our sport.”
Bio Racer UK distributor Onimpex produces the Bike Pure range of clothing and also endorses Bike Pure’s philosophy: “Like Bioracer and Bike Pure, Greg’s commitment to racing to win but racing clean is known throughout the world and this unique jersey is the perfect symbol of commitment to honest athleticism. “
The jersey is up for charity auction on Ebay and will end at 21:09 (GMT) on Sunday 29th August 2010. Please view it here.