Armstrong's bike stolen in California

Lance Armstrong Tour of California prologue

As any one of the 106,993 people following Lance Armstrong on Twitter will know, he had his time trial bike stolen last night.

His black and yellow Livestrong Trek was stolen from Astana's truck. Armstrong himself broke the news on the Twitter feed (where else) saying; "Whoa!! They just came to my room and said our truck was broken into and someone stole my time trial bike! Wtf?!? APB out to the twitterati."

Perhaps following the lead of the Italian bicycle thieves who made off with Barloworld's bikes recently, some opportunistic American thieves decided to swing in to action in Sacramento the night after the race's prologue.

They do face one small problem though, it's the only bike of its kind, which makes it hard to sell on, so if you do see it for sale on the CTT forum, Twitter Lance for your reward.

A pic of the stolen tt bike. There is only one like it in the... on TwitPic

Picture of the stolen bike


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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.