Tailwind Sports - the management company behind the Discovery Channel ProTour team - have put all of Disco's team bikes up for sale on internet auction site eBay.
In total, 12 Trek Madone 6.9 bikes, five Trek Equinox TTX time trial bikes and 10 Giro time trial helmets are listed. The Madones are up for $10,200 (approximately £5,000), TTXs for $12,200 (£6,000) and Giro aero lids for $250 (£125).
The majority of the kit was used by Discovery Channel riders during the 2007 race season and is in full team livery. Bikes all feature team members' names on the top tubes and the exact models on offer are:
Trek Madone 6.9 road bikes (from $10,200 - £5,000)
Jani Brajkovic (x2)
Jurgen Van Goolen
Trek Equinox TTX time trial bikes (from $12,200 - £6,000)
Giro time trial helmets ($250 - £125)
Un-named (x 8)
According to the accompanying blurb, each buyer will receive a 'letter of authentication' from Tailwind Sports certifying that the equipment is genuine team issue.
The Discovery Channel ProTour team disbanded at the end of the 2007 race season when sponsorship could not be found for 2008. Former Discovery team boss Johan Bruyneel has taken a number of his riders and staff to the newly revamped Astana team. It was announced this week that Trek will sponsor the Astana squad.
Photo courtesy of eBay
Discovery Channel kit on eBay (opens in new tab)
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.
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