Monday, February 23, 2015 5:45 pm
Three bicycles worth an estimated 27,000 euros ($30,000) belonging to the Chinese world track cycling team have been stolen from a hotel car park near Paris, according to French police.
The theft took place overnight Sunday from the van where the bikes, which were still boxed up, were being stored in preparation for the flight home.
The back door of the van had been forced.
“We will have to see if the CCYV camera images are clear enough,” a police source said.
The theft came just hours after the climax to the world championships in which the Chinese won a gold and bronze medal.