Lance's and Roberto's bikes auctioned off; charities richer

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For those of you at home who are keeping score, the Lance Armstrong bike beat the Roberto Heras bike in the charity auction sweepstakes this week.

The diamond-studded Madone 5.9 SL donated by Trek to Richardson's Bike Mart in Dallas brought $75,000 at the Lance Armstrong Foundation's gala auction in New York City, reports

The bike, similar to ones that Armstrong rode in winning his seventh Tour de France, carries an emblem containing 7 diamonds in the figure “7”, surrounded by smaller diamonds in a spoke pattern.

Meanwhile, Roberto Heras, leader of the Liberty Seguros bicycle team, auctioned off his BH-Global Compact for 24,6000 euros, or $29,400, on Spanish eBay.

Heras rode the bike on the final day of his record-setting fourth victory in the Vuelta a Espana. The money will go to help victims of Hurricane Katrina in the US.


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