Team TIBCO's bikes and wheels stolen on Eve of Exergy Tour are Recovered
5/23/12 - On the eve of the biggest women’s international stage race in the U.S., the Team TIBCO trailer was broken into and 14 of the Team’s Specialized bicycles were stolen.
The trailer was parked in the parking lot of the Exergy Tour race hotel parking lot in Boise, Idaho. Thieves stole 6 Specialized Shiv Time Trial bikes and 8 Specialized Amira road bikes.
“These bikes are top-of-the-line race bikes, built with top-of-the-line SRAM Red components,” said Team Founder and Director Linda Jackson. “The time trial bikes specifically are very unique and should be easily identifiable. In addition, all these bikes were painstakingly built and fitted to each rider with the help of Specialized. Having this custom equipment back for the U.S. National Championships next month is also critical for every team member.“
The thieves also made off with a number of Reynolds wheelsets, including Element Disc time trial wheels and special RZR 46s and 92s. “These wheels are also very unique and are not readily available,” Jackson added.
Amazingly, thanks to a tip from a citizen the bikes have been recovered after being found locked together in three locations at the Boise State Campus.