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Leipheimer auctions jerseys to benefit charities

Looking for a Christmas gift for that hard-to-buy-for cycling enthusiastin your life? Interested in owning a piece of American cycling history?Either way, you’re in luck, as Rabobank’s Levi Leipheimer has two of his2003 jerseys up for auction on eBay, with proceeds to go to a pair of charities,Forgotten Felines Of Sonoma County and the USA Cycling Foundation."These auctions are important for my wife Odessa and me,” he said. “Sincewe have had our share of success, this is a way for all of us to give backand say 'thank you.'"The first item, Leipheimer’s  2003Vuelta Jersey, signed by the

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Looking for a Christmas gift for that hard-to-buy-for cycling enthusiastin your life? Interested in owning a piece of American cycling history?Either way, you’re in luck, as Rabobank’s Levi Leipheimer has two of his2003 jerseys up for auction on eBay, with proceeds to go to a pair of charities,Forgotten Felines Of Sonoma County and the USA Cycling Foundation.”These auctions are important for my wife Odessa and me,” he said. “Sincewe have had our share of success, this is a way for all of us to give backand say ‘thank you.'”The first item, Leipheimer’s  2003Vuelta Jersey, signed by the entire Vuelta Rabobank contingent, includingMichael Rasmussen, a top-ten finisher overall, and team director Joop Zoetemelk,winner of the 1980 Tour de France will benefit Forgotten Felines of SonomaCounty. The jersey still has Leipheimer’s Vuelta numbers attached; it isEuro size 1 (Small), with short sleeves and a 3/4 zip.Proceeds from the sale of Leipheimer’s signed 2003 USAWorld Championships Jersey, will benefit the USA Cycling Foundation.It, too, is size Small, with short sleeves and a 3/4 zip.Please note that the winners of both auctions will receive a personallysigned card from Leipheimer. So what are you waiting for?