RICHMOND, Va. (AFP) — The Richmond Police Department said Saturday that police have recovered a racing bike stolen from a hotel near the finish line of the road world championships.
The bike is owned by American rider Evelyn Stevens, who will race for Boels-Dolmans in Sunday’s opening race of the event, the women’s team time trial.
“The stolen bicycle will race again! RPD officers recovered it an hour ago undamaged and returned it to the team,” the police announced in a Twitter posting.
The Specialized S-Works bicycle went missing Thursday evening at a hotel where many of the world championship participants are staying.
— Evelyn Stevens (@evelyn_stevens) September 19, 2015
Police received a tip Saturday afternoon that led to the bike’s recovery only a block or so from the hotel, according to the Richmond Times Dispatch.