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The Prize

Specialized Venge bike customized with the colors of the Papal States (yellow and white) and the Argentina flag.

Assembly using components from the Sram Apex group with the height set perfectly for Pope Francis.

This extraordinary collector's item was donated to Pope Francis by cycling world champion Peter Sagan. This truly unique item has been signed on the top of the crossbar by the Pope himself, making it even more precious! 

Considered one of the most talented athletes in world cycling, Peter Sagan was the first rider in history to win three consecutive World Championships in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Among other victories, he won one edition of the Tour of Flanders, one of Paris-Roubaix, twelve stages and seven points rankings at the Tour de France, four stages at the Vuelta a España and a final ranking in the UCI World Tour.

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The Cause

“WE RUN TOGETHER – Supporting our team” is a sports initiative supporting two hospitals that have been at the heart of the fight against Covid-19, the Papa Giovanni XXIII in Bergamo and the Fondazione Poliambulanza in Brescia. The funds raised from the auctions will go to the medical and nursing staff of these two hospitals that have tirelessly looked after Coronavirus patients in recent months.

This campaign has received the extraordinary support and blessing of Pope Francis who is actively involved in the initiative by donating some of his own personal highly valuable and prestigious sports items. Besides the Pope, many internationally renowned athletes, companies and sports clubs have joined the cause because we’re stronger together.

WE RUN TOGETHER is promoted and organized by four organizations that have always been committed to promoting the value of sport as a tool for inclusion, sharing, dialogue and peace. These organizations are:

  • Atheltica Vaticana, the first sports club in Vatican City
  • Sports group Fiamme Gialle (Guardia di Finanza)
  • “Cortile dei Gentili”, department of the Pontifical Council for Culture (VA) to promote dialogue between believers and non-believers
  •  FIDAL-Lazio, Lazio region Athletic Federation.

 

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Additional Details

  • In condition as donated.
Item #P38492

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