Almaty (Kazakhstan), Sep 17 : 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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