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Garmin-Transitions and HTC-Columbia auction classics rides

Team Garmin-Transitions and Team HTC-Columbia are auctioning rides in a team mechanic's car during the Spring Classics to benefit the USA Cycling Development Foundation.

Team Garmin-Transitions and Team HTC-Columbia are auctioning rides in a mechanic’s car during the Spring Classics to benefit the USA Cycling Development Foundation.

Team HTC-Columbia is offering two seats for the Tour of Flanders on April 4th and Team Garmin-Transitions has two seats available for Paris-Roubaix on April 11th.

The auction is now live at http://www.usacdf.org/dfstory.php?id=4660 and will end February 19th.

The highest bidders will get the ride in a team car and an opportunity to meet the riders and stay the night at the team hotels. Winners also will receive autographed team jerseys and other prizes.

“Teams Garmin-Transitions and HTC-Columbia have long been committed to helping develop young American talent,” said Steve Johnson, USA Cycling’s CEO, in a statement. “So we were thrilled when they came to us together with the idea of an auction to benefit USA Cycling’s Development Foundation. To us, it is another example of the top two American teams working as one to continue to benefit the sport.”