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$100,000 of high-end bicycles stolen from Lance Armstrong

Two men have been arrested for breaking into Armstrong’s Storage Unit in Austin early this December

The two men took four Trek road racing bikes with Armstrong's name on. A Cannondale Super Six Evo racing bike and a Ventum GS-1 gravel racing bike were also stolen, Austin police confirmed.

Both men have been charged with theft of property between $30,000 and $150,000.

The accused men are suspects in other storage units and apartment burglaries. Police said they reviewed the storage unit’s surveillance footage and recognized the suspects.

To help value Armstrong’s stolen bikes, police went to Armstrong’s assistant and CEO of a Houston sports memorabilia company. 

Experts arrived at the following values for Armstrong’s bikes:

- 2023 Ventum GS-1 gravel bike, with Shimano GRX Di2 electronic shifting and Zipp carbon wheels valued at $8,500

- 2016 Cannondale Super Six EVO road bike with SRAM ETAP electronic shifting and Zipp carbon wheels and a custom paint job valued at $10,500

- 2010 Trek Madone road bike with SRAM Red mechanical shifting and Bontrager wheels. The bike was personally used by Armstrong for road races and triathlons from 2010-2012, valued at $50,000 at auction

- 200-2002 Trek S500 frame with Shimano Dura Ace components valued at $6,500.

- A “custom one-off” MyBike mountain bike frame with a custom paint job built specifically for Armstrong in Europe, worth at least $30,000 

- A Trek Madone 6.9 Red carbon road frame used by Armstong’s Trek-Livestrong development team valued at $500.

The combined value of the stolen bikes and parts is over $105,000 USD, and its unclear if authorities have recovered any of the bikes or any of the parts.