Armstrong’s Olympic winning bike missing in transit

Olympic TT champ's two bike boxes return home from Eurobike empty

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The Exergy Twenty12 team of two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong says that the American’s road and time trial bikes have turned up missing after the Eurobike show. According to a team release, Armstrong’s two bike boxes arrived empty to Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday.

“The bikes mean so much to me. My TT bike is a symbol of all the hard work that has been put in to this journey,” said Armstrong. “It is sad to think that somebody out there has taken this away from me and my family.”

Armstrong won gold for the second time in the Olympic time trial in London this year, successfully defending her title from the 2008 Games in Beijing. The Felt DA bike she rode in London was on display at the Eurobike show in Friedrichshafen, Germany, but did not make it home to Idaho.

According to her team, Armstrong’s two bikes were packaged and shipped via courier from Bremen, Germany, on September 7, making stops in Frankfurt and Atlanta en route to Boise. It is unclear at this time when the bikes went missing, but the team says an investigation into what it says is a theft is underway.

Anyone with information on the missing bikes is urged to contact Exergy Twenty12 manager Nicola Cranmer via email.

The bikes

Felt DA time trial bike
Frameset: Felt DA1 51cm, custom Kristin Armstrong/USA paint scheme
Group: SRAM Red 2012
Cranks: SRAM BB30 with SRM power meter
Chainrings: SRAM TT 54/42
Aerobars: Zipp VukaBull Basebar with Carbon Race Vuka Shift Extensions
TT shifters: SRAM 900 TT
Shift cables: Gore Ride-On Ultra Light
Brake cables: Gore Ride-on
Front wheel: Zipp 808 Firecrest Tubular
Rear wheel: Zipp Super-9 Disc Tubular
Tires: Vittoria Crono 22mm
Saddle: fi’zi:k Ares TT
Other: K-Edge Pro Chain Catcher; Kristin Armstrong name on top tube

Felt F1 road bike
Frameset: Felt F1 54cm, Custom Kristin Armstrong paint scheme
Group: SRAM Red 2012
Cranks: SRAM Red with SRM power meter
Bottom Bracket: SRAM Red GXP with ceramic bearings
Chainrings: SRAM Red 50/34
Cassette: SRAM RED 2012 11-26T
Stem: Zipp Service Course SL 110mm
Bars: Zipp Service Course CSL 42cm
Shift Cables: Gore Ride-On
Wheels: Zipp 404 Firecrest Tubular
Tires: Vittoria Corsa CX
Saddle: fi’zi:k Antares
Pedals/Cleats: Speedplay Nanogram Zero
Other: K-Edge Pro Chain Catcher; K-Edge Number Holder; Arundel carbon bottle cage

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