World Champion Evenepoel auctions a rainbow jersey to rehabilitate Pieters
Belgian cyclist Remco Evenpoel sold a rainbow-signed jersey to Amy Peters, who crashed in Spain almost a year ago during a training ride. Peters suffered severe brain damage and was in a coma for four months.
Evenepoel from Quick-Step-Alpha Vinyl took gold in the World Cup road race in Australia in September with his impressive single. With the proceeds from the rainbow jersey, he hopes to be able to contribute to Peters’ rehabilitation.
“I am very happy with my 2022 cycling year and that I am healthy and have not suffered any serious damage,” says Evenpoel. “Unfortunately, this doesn’t apply to everyone. I feel so sorry for Amy Peters, who fell badly last year on December 23rd. I hope we get a good return on this jacket and that we can contribute a little bit towards Amy’s means of a good rehabilitation.”
In June, Amy Peters, her father, and reporter Stephen Dalibot considered the 2021 National Championships.
Amy Peters Goes Steps Ahead, ‘But It Takes Time’
The 31-year-old daughter of former track coach Peter Peters is currently pursuing rehab. Because treatments are so expensive, the family, friends and Pieters team launched a crowdfunding campaign last summer to raise money.
Voss, van der Pol and Dumoulin are also involved
Evenepoel also hopes to contribute to this by auctioning off the rainbow jersey. Tom Dumoulin, Marianne Vos, Matthew van der Pol, and Robert Gesink, among others, have made the cycling items available for the auction, which ends December 23.
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