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Stolen bike worth €12,000 found in second-hand store for €120

The bike was stolen from an Australian rider taking part in the Tour of Spain.

A BIKE WORTH around €12,000 that was stolen from an Australian rider in the Tour of Spain has been found in a second hand shop on sale for €120.

Two police officers spotted the bicycle during an inspection of the shop in the southern city of Malaga and became suspicious because the asking price was so low despite its “exceptional characteristics”, police said in a statement.

They opened an investigation and discovered it matched the description of a bike that was stolen from Australian cyclist Simon Gerrans at the end of the third stage of the Tour of Spain race on August 24, a ride from Mijas to Malaga.

The bicycle had been sold to the shop by a man who lives in Malaga “with a long police record”, along with another one which was also on display.

Police handed the bicycle over to a representative of Gerrans’ Australian Orica Greenedge team in Madrid today.

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