It started with race favorites Kristian Blummenfelt and Gustav Iden losing their bikes while traveling to the PTO Canadian Open, later Spain’s Sara Perez Sala shared the news that her bike got damaged on the way, and now Dutch Youri Keulen also mentions to have lost his bike.
While Blummenfelt and Iden just shared a photo of their bikes, showing they were brought back to them, Keulen – winner of Ironman 70.3 Switzerland – just stated that he located his bike in an unexpected location. “Turning ‘shitballs’ here”, he writes. “My bike didn’t make the flight from Toronto to Edmonton. It will be planned to come today at 10 AM. As I opened my AirTags, I see it’s at a random house somewhere in Toronto and not at the airport. Someone had any experience with this before?”, he asks his followers.
It’s something that currently happens a lot: bikes getting lost or damaged on flights. With many airports being understaffed and many people going on summer vacation, it has started to become quite a problem for athletes who are traveling to races.