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Updated: Burglars steal 14 bikes from Tibco trailer in Boise

  • By Brian Holcombe
  • Published May. 23, 2012
  • Updated May. 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM EDT
Tibco lost 14 bikes in the break-in.

Thieves sacked the Tibco-To the Top trailer in Boise, Idaho, this morning, making away with many of the team’s race bikes and wheels. The break-in comes on the eve of the Exergy Tour in Boise.

According to team captain Meredith Miller, the trailer was parked at the race hotel, the Holiday Inn Express, in Boise and the break-in took place between 12:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. The perpetrators took 14 bikes, including all of the team’s time trial bikes and the road bikes belonging to athletes not yet on-site for the race. Also missing are the team’s spare road bikes and a number of race wheels.

“Of course this is a devastating blow to the team, but it’s not insurmountable challenge,” Miller told VeloNews in an email. “The team in Boise is tough and this won’t stop them from racing their bikes as best they can. If nothing else, this will give them even more firepower to prove themselves and their strength.”

Miller asked that anyone with information related to the crime contact Boise police or the team’s mechanic, Chris via email.

Update:

The Idaho Statesman reported Wednesday afternoon that Boise police had recovered all of the stolen bikes. According to the report, officers discovered the bikes in three separate locations on the Boise State University campus after a tip led them to a collection of six bikes locked together.

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Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe is the editor of VeloNews.com. Holcombe joined VeloNews in 2009 following years spent introducing students to whitewater kayaking and working in avalanche control, among other more risky ventures. A Master of PR and Marketing Communications, his graduate work at the University of Denver focused on innovation, digital media management and custom publishing. Holcombe is a CSU Ram fan and proud parent, and has been accused of attacking too much on the VN lunch ride. Follow him on Twitter @FCBrian.

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