Kazakh cyclist Vinokourov sells bike for $243,670

Syndicated from IANS | Published on Mon, Sep 17 2012 17:39 IST | 1 Views | Add comment

London Olympics champion Alexandre Vinokourov sold his bike at an auction for $243,670.

Vinokourov decided to donate the money to orphanages, reports Xinhua.

The bicycle was acquired by Tak Group, for a price which is almost five times more than the starting price.

Vinokourov, 38, was a member of Kazakhstan's squad which won the men's group road race in London. He immediately announced his retirement after the race.

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