Chris Froome's Tour de France bike up for auction

Cycling enthusiasts have the chance to pick up a piece of history, as a bike used by British cyclist Chris Froome in the 2012 Tour de France goes up for auction on eBay.

Froome famously helped his team-mate Bradley Wiggins to victory in the 2012 event, becoming the first British cyclist to win the yellow jersey.

Froome bike
Froome raced the bike in the 2012 Tour de France

The pair famously fell out during the race, citing a 'lack of trust', and Wiggins has announced recently that he will not ride in the 2014 event - clearing the way for Froome to try and claim the jersey for myself.

The bike on offer was used as Froome's No.2 machine during the historic 2012 race, and was designed by the leading technicians at Team Sky.

"Fancy turning up to the summer club run on Chris Froome's number two bike or perhaps you want to have a proper piece of modern art on the wall?" says the seller's description. "This isn't just some look-a-likey, this is the real deal! Scratches, wear marks, name badges, Team Sky mechanic modifications and all."

The seller states that they won the bike in a competition, but have decided to auction it off to raise funds for charities including St Wilfrid's Hospice, Carer UK, Cerebra and Action for Children.

Current bidding on the item is over £5,000, with the auction ending on June 22.

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