10 Bahrain-Merida bikes stolen ahead of Hammer Series race in the Netherlands

Vincenzo Nibali's team have 10 of their bikes stolen in the Netherlands ahead of the Hammer Series race

Luka Pibernik on a Merida Warp TT bike at stage 21 at the Giro, similar to the nine that had been stolen

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Nine Merida Warp time trial bikes and a Merida Reacto were stolen from Bahrain-Merida's team truck last night in Limburg, the Netherlands as they prepared for the Hammer Series race.

The truck was parked in the hotel car park where they were staying near Limburg but that didn't stop thieves from taking on the audacious theft.

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