In addition to winning bike races, Cadel does something else that he goes very quietly about – his charity work. He’s been very generous to causes close to him which largely goes unrecognised. For example he donated his $50,000 prize for Herald‘s Sports Performer of the Year to the Amy Gillett Foundation and Ian Thorpe’s Fountain for Youth. He also donated his BMC World Championship jersey and shoes for cerebral palsy which we auctioned here last year.
Another cause that Cadel and his wife Chiara are passionate about is the Manasarovar Academy which provides schooling facilities for children in Kathmandu, Nepal. Here’s Cadel to tell you more about it from his backyard in Switzerland:
The auction goes live immediately. The bike is being displayed at the Bike Gallery in Hawthorn East (Melbourne, Australia). The auction is open to bidders from anywhere in the world.
Note: the number plate shown is from the Giro di Lombardia, however the auction winner will also receive the #1 number plate from the 2010 World Championships
The only blemish on the bike is this scuff on the brake lever
BMC’s “Streampost” seatpost adjustment mechanism is one of the most brilliant I’ve seen.
This is the exact same bike ridden in the Geelong World Championships and the 2010 Giro di Lombardia. Photo courtesy O’nev
Cadel’s BMC SLR01 Specifications
- 50cm BMC SLR01 Red
- 140mm Easton EA90 Stem
- 42cm EC90 Carbon Equipe Pro Bars
- Campagnolo Super Record 2010
- 11-27 Cassette
- 172.5mm Cranks
- Record front derailleur
- Easton EC90 Tubular Wheels w/ Continental Competition Pro Ltd Tires
- Speedplay Zero Ti Pedals (white)
- Selle Italia Elite TT team edition saddle (white)
- FSA Ceramic Headset
- Swissstop Yellow Carbon Brake Pads
Auction Start Time: Immediately
Auction End Time: Tuesday, May 3, 8:30pm AEST
Shipping: BMC Australia will arrange for packing and shipping of the bike. International bidders are welcome. Auction winner is responsible for shipping and insurance costs. Local pickup is also available.
Auction Fees: The winner is also responsible for the 10% bidder’s fee to cover auction costs.
Note: This auction utilises an overtime bidding system. This means if a successful bid is placed within 5 minutes of the scheduled closing time of an auction, then the auction will go into overtime. Auction overtime results in the closing time for the auction being reset to 5 minutes from the time the bid was recorded. An auction will continue to be extended until there are no further bids for a continuous 5 minute period. Overtime Bidding is detailed in the Help Centre.
Let the bidding begin!