Take home this pink jersey worn by Italian former cyclist Ivan Basso for his Giro d'Italia 2006 victory.
A star competitor in the Giro d'Italia 2006, Ivan Basso won the final general classification after retaining the pink jersey for two consecutive weeks. Nicknamed Ivan the Terrible, he is considered one of the greatest cyclist stage racers of the 2000s.
Ivan Basso, in agreement with Paolo Sandoni, Gallaratese craftsman and inventor of PlexiTube®, has decided to keep the jersey in a special circular display case: PlexiTube® is a patented display method for t-shirts and sports jerseys. This special PlexiTube® has been customized for the memorabilia: Ivan's signature has been laser engraved onto it, together with item details and the Giro d'Italia logo.
Funds raised from this auction will go to the campaign promoted by Gazzetta dello Sport and Giro d'Italia together with cycling legends in favor of the Italian Red Cross project to aid the COVID-19 emergency.
The Italian Red Cross has been in the front line since the beginning of the alert regarding Covid-19 taking multiple actions such as emergency services, health services, psychological support, logistics, informative activities, surveillance activities, health screenings and giving substantial support for crucial activities to help fighting against the outbreak that is putting our Nation in a very difficult situation.
In partnership with the Public Health Department and Civil Protection Department, the ItRC is safely managing the transport of potentially suspect cases to health facilities and of positive cases in need of transfer to predisposed structures or in case of hospital discharge to provide care at home.
Through regional Emergency Units the Italian Red Cross is coordinating the logistic support of pre-triage activities, which are predisposed by the main hospitals with the aim to identify any new positive cases before they enter the emergency room, and home health care services.
We should never forget that the people are at the heart of our vision and of our actions and in this emergency situation, we have chosen to inaugurate the new motto “tempo della gentilezza” (time of kindness): the ItRC has intensified all services on national territory dedicated to support the most vulnerable community members: these services include home deliveries of groceries, medicines and essential goods and social transport if needed.