Two teenagers sentenced to 18 months for role in theft of €400k's worth of Italian bikes at World Championships

The pair stole 22 Italian bikes from a van at the team hotel

Italy Cycling team Romania Roubaix gold bikes
(Image credit: PA Images)

A Lille court has sentenced two teenagers to 18 months in prison for their involvement in the theft of 22 bikes from the Italian national track team at the World Championships in October in Roubaix. 

The pair, identified as 18-year-old Franko T from France and 19-year-old Valerijo H from Italy, were part of a gang that stole the bikes from a van parked at the Italian team hotel two days before the end of the championships. 

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