Cult Energy Pro Cycling have been participating in the French stage race, Tour du Haut Var where Fabian Wegmann took fourth place yesterday and was targeting a podium position. Linus Gerdemann had also finished in ninth place for the team.
However, the team won’t be on the start line today. Overnight, thieves broke into the team truck and left nothing behind.
“It’s just devastating. We had a car parked in front of the back of the truck, so the thieves somehow must have moved the car and then broke the lock to the truck. They stole everything. Bikes, wheels and all our equipment. Now, we’re waiting for the police to show up and start their investigation. We won’t be racing today and I reckon it’s doubtful that we will be ready for next week’s Het Nieuwsblad. I’m hoping for a miracle,” said their Directeur Sportif Michael Skelde.
The incident joins an ever growing list of cycling teams having been robbed. Team Europcar, Lampre, Team Sky and Garmin are amongst those who have been cleared out by thieves in the past.