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Rare Bianchi to be donated to Pantani museum
The Bianchi bike on which Marco Pantani rode in his final Tour de France in 2000, when he beat Lance Armstrong atop Mount Ventoux, has been sold at auction for €66,000.
Italian national coach Davide Cassani, backed by a group of Italian business people, outbid a number of collectors, including a football player from Italy’s Serie A who wanted to remain anonymous.
A second Bianchi bike prepared for the 2000 Sydney Olympics went for €46,000, with a number of pink jerseys and other trophies and paintings raising a total of €161,000.