LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar’s yellow jersey was sold for 47,000 euros ($54,000) Friday in a charity auction organized by Slovenia’s national public radio.
Pogacar’s jersey was bought by a Slovenian businessman. Organizers said the money will be used to support talented young sportsmen in Slovenia from underprivileged families.
The 22-year-old Pogacar became the youngest winner in the 116-year history of the tour on Sunday. He finished ahead of another Slovenian, Primoz Roglic.
Slovenia, an Alpine nation of 2 million people, is known as nature-loving and sports oriented. It is also the home country of U.S. first lady Melania Trump.