SALT LAKE CITY: Thieves ransacked the home of David Zabriskie and stole thousands of dollars in bikes and Olympic memorabilia from the world-class cyclist, Salt Lake City police said on Tuesday.
Zabriskie’s loss was estimated at just under US$160,000, although not all of the 21 stolen items on a list made public by police have been assessed a value.
Zabriskie’s mother, Sheree Hammick, discovered the theft on Monday, as Zabriskie had been away since Feb. 13 participating in the Tour of California. He finished second behind Levi Leipheimer in the race.
Among the items stolen are a watch and ring from the Beijing Olympics, Zabriskie’s Olympic time trials bike, other race medals and racing team-issued bikes and equipment. — AP