Marco Pantani's 2000 Tour de France bike fetches €66,000 at auction

The bike was among a job lot of memorabilia that raised €161,000

(Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Marco Pantani's 2000 Tour de France bike has sold at auction for €66,000.

The bike was among a collection of Pantani memorabilia that sold for over €160,000 to raise funds for the 2,000 employees affected by the bankruptcy of Italian home goods store Mercatone Uno, which used to sponsor the Italian's team.

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Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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