Hahnenkamm World Cup racers donate bibs for Ebay auction to benefit Haiti

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on January 29, 2010 3:43 pm

It’s the scariest race in the world.  The Hahnenkamm downhill is the Death Star of ski races.  The brave men who take to The Streif are auctioning off their piece of history with all proceeds going toward the earthquake relief effort in Haiti.

It was the 70th version of the famed downhill.  You’ll need to get your Euro calculator out and decipher a bit of Austrian, the jerseys are all up for bid at Ebay in Austria, click here.

Hahnenkamm winner Didier Cuche of Switzerland carries the highest cash total so far with over $16,000 raised from 65 bids. Two-time overall World Cup champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) leads the numbers for Americans with nearly $2,100 posed for his top 10 placing bib.

But bargains are to be had with the other U.S. men, including 2010 U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team members Ted Ligety (Park City, UT – $903), Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT – $473), Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA – $362), Erik Fisher (Middleton, ID – $362) and Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY – $324).

Scott Macartney (Crystal Mountain, WA) was instrumental in organizing the auction and has a bib currently at $487. Macartney successfully returned to Kitzbuehel this season to conquer the treacherous Streif downhill for the first time since his 2008 crash.

Half of the Kitzbuehel bibs close-out mid-day Saturday, while the second group willl lock down mid-day Sunday.


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