Tuesday, 06 Dec, 2022

$160,000 of bikes stolen from Specialized HQ

160,000 dollar worth of bikes stolen from Specialized HQ. (Photo: World Triathlon/Janos M. Schmidt)

In broad daylight a group of burglars stole $160,000 of bikes from the Specialized headquarters in Morgan Hill California on Sunday, Dec. 13. Amongst these were some unique bikes, including the S-Works Tarmac that Gwen Jorgensen rode to gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Besides Jorgensen’s bike, the bike Peter Sagan rode to win Paris-Roubaix was stolen, as was the yellow bike that Fabian Cancellera rode while wearing the yellow jersey during the Tour de France in 2010. Camera footage shows that the thieves made use of a white van and an off-road vehicle, which was found about 60 km away from the Specialized HQ, but there was no sign of the perpetrators.

Specialized has offered a $25,000 reward.

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