Thieves steal 17 Factor bikes from Israel Cycling Academy training camp in Spain

It follows a number of other headline bike thefts in recent months

Factor bikes Israel Cycling Academy
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Thieves in northern Spain have stolen 17 bikes from Israel Cycling Academy.

The theft took place at an as yet undisclosed time close to Girona where the Continental team - a feeder team to the WorldTour outfit Israel-Premier Tech - are currently based during a training camp.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.