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Raisin Hope Foundation auctions off Hushovd’s Tour de France points jersey

A 2009 Green Jersey signed by points competition winner Thor Hushovd. The Raisin Hope Foundation is holding its fourth annual fundraising auction on eBay, starting Sunday. The foundation, created as means of offering financial and moral support for those who have suffered from serious brain and spinal cord injuries,…

A 2009 Green Jersey signed by points competition winner Thor Hushovd.
A 2009 Green Jersey signed by points competition winner Thor Hushovd.

The Raisin Hope Foundation is holding its fourth annual fundraising auction on eBay, starting Sunday.

The foundation, created as means of offering financial and moral support for those who have suffered from serious brain and spinal cord injuries, was established by former Crédit Agricole rider Saul Raisin.

Raisin suffered a debilitating crash in the 2006 Circuit de la Sarthe, and lapsed into a coma. Medical experts were uncertain whether he would survive, but he emerged from the coma six days later and he has devoted himself to raising awareness of the effects of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries since then.

The organization plans to auction off four items in a week-long eBay auction, which begins on Sunday, November 21 and ends a week later. Included in the auction will be a 2009 Tour de France green jersey signed by points competition winner Thor Hushovd.

Also included are posters signed by Andy Hampsten and Eddy Merckx and large Lance Armstrong banner.

The Auction is now live:

  1. Thor Hushovd Signed Green Jersey
  2. Andy Hampsten signed poster
  3. Lance Armstrong signed print
  4. Eddy Merckx signed poster
  5. Lance Armstrong banner