Lance Armstrong's bike found

US cops get Lance's bike back… so that's one less thing to worry about

by Tony Farrelly   February 19, 2009  

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US rolling news networks and websites  reporting that Lance's stolen time triail bike has been found. The Sacramento Police Department has now confirmed these reports as true.


Here's the statement released by the Sacramento Police Department…

Lance Armstrong’s Bike Turned Into Police Station

On Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at 10:35 a.m., a local resident brought Lance Armstrong’s stolen Trek bicycle to Sacramento Police headquarters at 5770 Freeport Boulevard.

On Sunday, February 15, 2009, a report was made to the Sacramento Police Department regarding four bicycles that were stolen from the back of a Ryder truck which contained 26 bicycles.

The bicycles belonged to Armstrong’s team who were in Sacramento competing in the Amgen Tour of California. The truck was parked in downtown Sacramento in an alley between 15th and 16th Streets near L Street. The thieves cut an exterior lock which secured the bicycles inside the truck. One of the stolen bicycles belonged to Armstrong.

On Tuesday, February 17, 2009, personnel from the hotel near where the theft occurred called the Police Department advising one of the team’s blue bikes that had been reported stolen was in fact sitting in hotel storage. Hotel personnel stated it was a miscommunication between the rider and the hotel.

The following day, February 18, a local resident drove to the police station and turned in a bicycle he believed was stolen from Lance Armstrong. Detectives confirmed that the bike was in fact Armstrong’s stolen bicycle. The citizen wishes to remain anonymous. The facts surrounding how the person came into possession of the bicycle are not being released at this time due to an ongoing investigation.

The bicycle is currently in the care of the Police Department and arrangements will be made to return the bicycle to the owner.

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As above.

posted by ourmaninthenorth [93 posts]
19th February 2009 - 10:47


Only if it's made you want to go out and buy a Trek 1274 TTX…

Dunno about you, but I still feel strangely immune from that urge Smile


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posted by Tony Farrelly [4201 posts]
19th February 2009 - 10:51


but this certainly is

'Utter bilge' was one of my colleagues only comment on watching the vid - didn't say if he meant the drink or the singing…

Darned if I do…

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posted by Mr Sock [153 posts]
19th February 2009 - 15:48


Are there any pictures of it as a police station?!/nerd.gif

It's not just about the size of your cog.

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posted by TRs Blurb n Blog [270 posts]
19th February 2009 - 16:14