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Holy Smoke! The Pope Is Selling His Bicycle

Pope Francis bicycle for sale

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The Pope’s bicycle is up for auction, and it’s a pretty decent steed.

Pope Francis’ Pinarello F12 road bike was gifted to him by Colombian professional cyclist Egan Bernal during a visit in 2021.

Bernal, a Catholic who said that he prays to God before important stages, said that meeting the Pope was the greatest thing to have happened to him, even more than winning the Giro d’Italia 2021 or the Tour de France in 2019.

The powder-blue and white bicycle represents the Argentinian flag – the Pope’s homeland. A private seller is selling it online through the auction site Catawiki.

It’s described by the auctioneers as “a unique piece in the world, both for what it symbolizes and for its particular design”.

The bike is estimated to sell from €25,000 to €30,000.

There was no reason given for why the Pope was selling his bicycle.  

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