PARIS, April 8 (Reuters) - Seven-time grand tour winner Alberto Contador is auctioning the bike he used during the 2011 Giro d'Italia and Tour de France races and will donate the money to the Spanish Red Cross's fight against the new coronavirus, the Spaniard said on Wednesday.
"Hello everyone, we are still struggling with this COVID-19 and I want to make one more effort. I will auction this original Giro-Tour 2011 bike, which is very special for me. The proceeds will go to #cruzrojaresponde," Contador, who retired in 2017, wrote on Twitter.
The 37-year-old, who won the 2007 and 2009 Tours de France, was stripped of his 2011 Giro d'Italia title following a positive test for clenbuterol on the 2010 Tour.