Lance Armstrong's Bike Stolen After Race

Feb 18th, 2009

Lance Armstrong lost a prized possession this past weekend to a pack of greedy thieves. The group hi-jacked four bikes belonging to Lance Armstrong's Astana biking team, including a one-of-a-kind bicycle, from a truck parked behind a hotel in Sacramento. The other bikes belonged to Janez Brajkovic, Steve Morabito and Yaroslav Popovych. What a shame, but this wasn't the first time Lance lost something he loved. His testicle. And yes, we are going to hell, see you there!

A one-of-a-kind bicycle belonging to U.S. cycling legend Lance Armstrong was stolen from a team truck in California just hours after he rode it Saturday on the first day of a nine-day race.

Cancer survivor and seven-time Tour de France champion Armstrong is racing in the Amgen Tour of California this week as he attempts another comeback after retiring from the sport in 2005.

Armstrong announced the bike theft on his Twitter account Sunday morning and posted a photograph.

"There is only one like it in the world therefore hard to pawn it off. Reward being offered," he wrote.

The bicycle that was stolen is not the one Armstrong rides every day during the race. The stolen bike is used only for time trials, a race in which cyclists ride individually at staggered intervals over a set distance and try to get the best time. (source)

February 18th, 2009 by Tags: Lance Armstrong, bike, stolen, race
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