Bike Bettini used to win world cycling championship stolen in Italy
MILAN -- Thieves have stolen the bike used by Paolo Bettini to retain his world title in Stuttgart last weekend.
A vehicle belonging to the Quickstep team was robbed late on Friday in the northern Italian town of Reggio Emilia with 21 bikes worth a total of $212,500 taken.
"It was the bike from the world championships, I wanted to keep it," Bettini told reporters.
Bettini, who is considering retirement at the end of the
year, has said he "talked" with the bike to bond with it ...
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