Belgian cyclist Remko Evenboel is auctioning off a signed rainbow jersey for Amy Peters, who crashed during a training ride in Spain nearly a year ago. Peters suffered severe brain damage and was in a coma for four months.
Quick-Step-Alpha Vinyl’s Evenboel won solo gold in the road race at the World Cup in Australia in September. With the proceeds from the rainbow jersey, he hopes to contribute to Peters’ rehabilitation.
“I’m very happy with my cycling year in 2022, and I’m healthy and haven’t done any serious damage,” says Evenepole. “Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for everyone. I’m so sorry for Amy Peters who fell so hard on December 23rd last year. I hope this sweater gets a good yield and we can contribute a little to help Amy. A good rehab.”
In June, Amy Peters and her father and reporter Steven Talbot took a look back at the 2021 National Championships.
Amy Peters is making strides, ‘but it’s going to take a long time’
The 31-year-old daughter of former track coach Peter Peters is undergoing a rehabilitation process. Because treatments are expensive, family, friends and Peters’ team set up a crowdfunding campaign last summer to raise money.
Vos, Van der Poel and Dumoulin also take part
Evenboel also hopes to contribute by auctioning off the rainbow jersey. Tom Dumoulin, Marianne Vos, Mathieu van der Poel and Robert Gesink have also made cycling items available for auction, which ends on December 23rd.
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