Ian Bibby left ‘devastated’ after thieves steal his bike

His Madison-Genesis team is asking for information that might help them recover the machine

Ian Bibby's bike was stolen from his garage (Photo by Harry Engels - Velo/Getty Images)
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Ian Bibby said he is “devastated” after thieves tried to break into his house before stealing his bike from his garage.

The Madison-Genesis rider was the victim of a theft in the early hours of Monday morning (April 8), when his bike was stolen from his Preston home.

His team have asked anyone with information to get in contact, in the hopes of reuniting the Brit with his machine.

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Bibby said on Twitter: “Please keep an eye out for this bike stolen last night.

“I’m devastated that some scumbag tried to get in to my house before stealing the bike from the garage.”

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The bike is a distinctive Genesis Zero SL with Shimano Dura-Ace components.

Madison Genesis said on Twitter: “Ian Bibby’s Genesis Zero SL has been taken from the Preston area.

“If you have any information, please contact us so we can reunite Ian with his bike.”

Bibby also tweeted a CCTV image of a man outside his house at around 4am on Monday morning, and asked anyone who recognises him to get in contact.

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The 32-year-old moved to Madison-Genesis at the start of the 2019 season, making the switch after continental team JLT-Condor announced their closure.

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Bibby is not the only rider targeted by thieves in recent months.

Last November, former pro and Le Col owner Yanto Barker had two Colnago bikes stolen from the Richmond/Twickenham area of south-west London.

Barker offered a reward of £1,000 worth of Le Col kit as a reward for any information that led to the recovery of the bikes.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.