COPENHAGEN, Denmark, November 26 /PRNewswire/ --
- All Proceeds to Benefit Velokhaya Cycling Program
This could be a dream holiday for your favorite cycling fan or even you. Beginning Nov. 26, for 10 days, you can bid on three ultra-exclusive, one-of-a-kind Team CSC cycling gifts on eBay.
All proceeds from this auction will benefit Velokhaya, the fundraising initiative of South Africa's Life Cycling Academy. Team CSC, Cervelo and Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) are the international partners of Velokhaya, dedicated to helping achieve the vision of "Growth Through Cycling." Velokhaya will use the proceeds to purchase bicycles and build a much-needed Cycling Center in the heart of South Africa. Auction packages include:
Carlos Sastre's Cervelo R3 and signed jersey -- The actual bike Carlos Sastre used to power his stunning performances in the 2007 Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana as well as a 2007 Team CSC jersey signed by Carlos. The bike is a carbon R3 frame equipped with Shimano Dura-ace, FSA crank handlebars and stem, ZIPP carbon 404 tubular wheels, Speedplay pedals and Selle Italia saddle. (Retail price US$5,000) Minimum bid: US$4,000
A trip for two to Team CSC's California Training Camp -- You and a guest are invited to join Team CSC for two days and three nights at their California training camp in February 2008. You will be treated like a Team CSC rider and have a chance to ride with the team during training sessions, enjoy meals and socialize during the final full-team training camp prior to the start of the 2008 season. Transportation to and from the airport, all meals and lodging, and a full Team CSC kit for you and your guest are included in the package. Minimum bid: US$3,000
Team CSC jersey signed by the team -- The 2007 Team CSC squad topped the Pro Tour rankings for the third year in a row. This rare jersey is signed by all 27 members of the team. Minimum bid: US$500
For more information or to place a bid, please visit http://www.csc.com/mms/cycling/en/ne/na/articleDetail.jsp?id=9925. The auction starts Nov. 26 and ends Dec. 6. Please check specific items for exact auction end times. All buyers will receive certificates of authenticity from a representative of Team CSC.
About Velokhaya and the Life Cycling Academy
Velokhaya is the campaign for awareness and fundraising of the Life Cycling Academy (LCA), South Africa's leading cycling transformation organization. The LCA has pioneered the development of cycling as a recreational and competitive sport in previously disadvantaged communities and focuses on creating opportunities that will help its members grow as athletes and individuals. The organization currently has more than 300 registered participants, 30 bikes and no permanent base for its activities. All funds raised by Velokhaya will be used to purchase bicycles and build a much-needed Cycling Center in the heart of Khayelitsha, South Africa. For more information on how you can support the Velokhaya campaign, visit http://www.velokhaya.com.
About Team CSC
Team CSC is the number one professional cycling team in the world. For the last three years, the team has topped the rankings and achieved significant results in all the biggest races in the calendar. From the great spring classics to the major Tours, Team CSC has made its mark as an innovative team with a distinct philosophy to always improve and change the outlook of the sport. During the 2007 season, the team won the Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Germany, held the Tour de France yellow jersey for seven days, and had overall podium places in the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a Espana. In addition, Team CSC has introduced the most rigorous anti-doping policy in the history of sport, an initiative that has set the standard for modern cycling.
Phil White and Gerard Vroomen founded Cervelo in 1995 when their design for a new time trial bicycle, built at the request of a professional cyclist, failed to garner interest from traditional cycle manufacturers.
Today, Cervelo is the largest time-trial bike manufacturer in the world. This company is recognized internationally as one of the most innovative and fastest growing bike manufacturers the sport has seen in years. This has culminated in Cervelo being the #1 brand readers of VeloNews, CycleSport, InsideTriathlon and Slowtwitch (all publications for serious cyclists and triathletes) intend to purchase in 2008. For 2008, Cervelo currently produces ten different models. Its products are available internationally. Please visit http://www.cervelo.com for further information.
Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global information technology (IT) services company. CSC's mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.
With approximately 87,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC's own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of US$14.9 billion for the 12 months ended March 30, 2007. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.csc.com.
Erik Fairleigh of Edelman Public Relations, +1-323-202-1026, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Computer Sciences Corporation