Garmin Drops From Tour After Bike Theft

17 bikes stolen in France

Noah Aldonas

In an impressive heist, thieves robbed Garmin-Sharp of 17 racing bikes while the team slept at their hotel during the Tour of the Mediterranean this weekend.

The team discovered Saturday morning, before the beginning of Stage 4 of 5, that the bikes were missing from their storage trailer, which was backed up against a car to inhibit access. But the thieves had moved the car and then put it back without anyone noticing.

Garmin-Sharp was left with the option of borrowing spare bikes from other teams. Because the riders were not comfortable using unkown bikes, the team chose to withdraw.

Via Velonation