Auction price reaches €25,000 for one of Jan Ullrich’s 1998 Tour de France bikes

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Jan Ullrich is auctioning off one of his 1998 Tour de France bikes to help Ukraine.

The 48-year-old posted an image on his Instagram account to promote the auction. On Monday, the highest bid was already €25,100.

“I am now auctioning off a special bike from my career to benefit the ‘A Heart for Children’ campaign, which equips aid transports and supports sick children and orphans in Ukraine,” Ullrich said. “It’s a tailor-made product for the 1998 Tour de France. With an autograph, of course.

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The Pinarello carbon fiber frame is painted yellow with yellow handlebar tape, is fitted with carbon fiber wheels, a Campagnolo groupset and a custom Jan Ullrich nameplate.

Ullrich, of course, won the Tour in 1997, so the 1998 bike is one of the spare bikes he had waiting in his battle against Marco Pantani.

That year was marked by the “Festina Affaire” scandal which almost stopped the Tour in its tracks. The race managed to arrive in Paris, where Pantani joined the club of riders who won the Giro d’Italia and the Tour in the same year.

You can visit the auction site and bid on Ullrich’s Tour de France bike until April 16.

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