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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Team Sky borrow from rivals in France after 16 bikes stolen | BBC Sport Cycling

Team Sky had to borrow a bike from a rival team for this weekend's Tour du Haut Var, after 16 of their own were stolen on the eve of the race.

The British outfit, missing both Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins, have a youthful team for the two-day race.

Froome is at the Tour of Oman, while Wiggins and Richie Porte are competing in the Ruta del Sol in Spain.

Coach Shaun Stephens said Bretagne-Seche Environnement loaning his team a bike "showed the spirit of cycling".

Sky's squad in France features the likes of Ian Boswell, Nathan Earle and Josh Edmondson.
The team's mechanics woke on Saturday to find their support vehicle had been broken into at their hotel in Trans-en-Provence.

"The thieves took all the bikes, bar two, and we presume they only left those because they'd run out of space in whatever transport they were using. They also took some of the spare training wheels, and various bits of other equipment

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