Thieves make off with Lampre-Merida bikes and cars

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Team Lampre-Merida robbed of 111 bikes, seeks help

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Stealing bikes – even road bikes – isn’t cool.  If anyone comes across a ‘too good to be true’ deal on a road bike in colours that would put an Enduro racer to shame, please check the details and serial numbers listed below and contact the authorities as appropriate.  The same goes for a similarly-painted team vehicle or two.  As flush as pro teams may seem, this sort of massive theft hurts the entire industry, and sponsors from across the industry are no doubt feeling the loss this week.  There are one-hundred eleven bikes listed as stolen, so they’re bound to pop up somewhere.

TEAM LAMPRE-MERIDA’s headquarters located close to Milano had some highly unwelcome visitors the past weekend. Thieves carried away a number of characteristically painted team bikes, assorted parts and even two of the team’s cars. Now the team is asking for help to find the stolen goods.

Don't say "Warptt," do say "Warp TT"
The bikes may be funny-
but crime is no joke.

A lot of equipment was stolen when thieves broke in at TEAM LAMPRE-MERIDA’s headquarters last weekend: A number of team bikes from MERIDA’s “Warp TT”, “Scultura SL”, “Reacto EVO” und “Ride Pro” series and painted in the team’s characteristic colours have disappeared (see photos and the list of the stolen bikes including the frame sizes and frame codes for details).

Apart from the complete team bikes, the thieves also stole various Fulcrum carbon wheels in team colours, electronic Dura Ace Di2 groups from Shimano, saddles from Selle San Marco, various carbon parts from FSA and power meters from SRM, Rotor and Garmin. Apart from that, some office equipment and two of TEAM LAMPRE-MERIDA’s cars were stolen as well,

merida_reactoevo_smallThis is quite a blow for the team both in terms of money and logistics, as the preparations for the next season are in full swing already. MERIDA and the team are asking for help in the search for the stolen bikes. These team-issue bikes can easily and unambiguously get identified using the frame numbers that are listed in this report’s attachment.

Whoever has got information about the whereabouts of the stolen goods is being asked to get in touch with TEAM LAMPRE-MERIDA as soon as possible: You can do so either by sending a mail to team@teamlampremerida.com or by giving a phone call to +39 335-6217725.

Full list of models stolen, serial numbers
NR MODELFRAME CODESIZE
1MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897577HM
2MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897553HS
3MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC880062JL
4MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897541HM
5MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897427HS
6MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897404HS
7MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897422HM
8MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897428HS
9MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897529HS
10MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897412HS
11MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897536HL
12MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897579HS
13MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC880085JL
14MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC880069JL
15MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897545HS
16MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC890165HL
17MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897571HS
18MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897572HS
19MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897531HL
20MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897561HM
21MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897359HS
22MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897445HM
23MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897560HS
24MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC881486JS
25MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897423HS
26MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897408HS
27MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897548HS
28MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897558HS
29MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897557HM
30MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC897550HM
31MeridaWARP TT TEAMWC880063JL
32MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC898189HS
33MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC898200HS
35MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC898160HM-L
36MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC898170HXSC
37MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC897433HS
38MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC898174HXSC
39MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC897407HM-L
40MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC897552HS-M
41MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC897465HS
42MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC897547HS-M
43MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC880369JS-M
44MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC897421HS
45MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC880264JS
46MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC898201HS
47MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC898192HS
49MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC897928HL
50MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC898198HM-L
51MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC898163HS
52MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC880241JXS
53MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC897410HS-M
54MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC897551HS
55MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC897556HS
56MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC880244JL
57MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC897539HS-M
58MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC880348JS-M
59MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC897417HL
60MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC897559HS-M
61MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC898106HXSC
62MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC897920HL
63MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC897409HL
64MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC897392HM-L
65MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC880365JS
66MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC897558HS
67MeridaSCULTURA SL TEAMWC880002JL
68MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880071JS
69MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880093JS-M
70MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880192JM-L
71MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880079JS
72MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880058JS
73MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880139JM-L
74MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880102JS
75MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880181JM-L
76MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880129JM-L
77MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880128JS-M
78MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880077JS
79MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880123JM
80MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC898316HM
81MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880072JS
82MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880204JS
83MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880089JS
84MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880196JXS
85MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880239JXS
86MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880153JL
87MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880066JL
88MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880307JM-L
89MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880084JS
90MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880115JM-L
91MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880106JM-L
92MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880203JXS
93MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880402JL
94MeridaREACTO EVO TEAMWC880180JXS
95MeridaREACTO EVO TEAM?XS
96MeridaREACTO EVO TEAM?M-L
97MeridaREACTO EVO TEAM?S-M
98MeridaRIDE PRO TEAMWC880050JS
99MeridaRIDE PRO TEAMWC880021JS
100MeridaRIDE PRO TEAMWC880034JL
101MeridaRIDE PRO TEAMWC880117JL
102MeridaRIDE PRO TEAMWC880118JS-M
103MeridaRIDE PRO TEAMWC880225JL
104MeridaRIDE PRO TEAMWC880024JL
105MeridaRIDE PRO TEAMWC880021JS
106MeridaRIDE PRO TEAMWC880049JS-M
107MeridaRIDE PRO TEAMWC880011JM
108MeridaRIDE PRO TEAMWC880013JM
109MeridaRIDE PRO TEAMWC880026JS-M
110MeridaRIDE PRO TEAMWC880010JS-M
111MeridaRIDE PRO TEAMWC880025JL

Comments (9)

    Holy crap that is one hell of a list. I thought the tactic of theft at a trail centre car park was about as brazen a theft as you would get, but targeting a pro team is a new low.

    Bike theft on a Lance Armstrong scale!

    Did they steal the team trunk or something? That is a crazy amount of bikes to steal.

    Obviously they will break them up. Expect lots of cheap groupsets on the market via ebay etc.

    That is a serious amount of stolen gear. On another note, what an awesome colour scheme.

    That is a LOT of bikes, they would have needed a BIG van for that lot.

    Just happening to rob them on one of the few occasions that all the bikes will be in one place before distribution to riders? Inside job?

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