Cycling - Russian bikes stolen ahead of world championships race

The Russian team have had all of their bikes stolen at the cycling world championships, team leader Alexandr Kolobnev said on Saturday.

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Members of team Russia ride their bicycles during a training session at the UCI Road World Championships in Valkenburg September 20, 2012 (Reuters)

A similar incident happened in February when the Garmin-Sharp team had all their bikes stolen during the Tour Mediterranéen in France.

The men's elite road race will be held on Sunday over 272.3 kilometres (272.3 miles) from Lucca to Florence.

"Police at work... Stolen ALL the bikes last night. No start tomorrow," Kolobnev, a silver medallist at the world championships road race in 2007 and 2009, wrote on his Twitter feed.

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