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Olympic gold medalist’s bikes stolen

Sep 13, 2012, 11:39 AM EST

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American road cyclist Kristin Armstrong received a couple big empty boxes at her home in Boise, Idaho on Tuesday. The problem? Well those boxes originally contained her Olympic time trial and road racing bikes, the former of which she rode to gold in London, her second straight win in that event.

The bikes, each valued at roughly $30,000, were on display at an event in Germany, and then shipped to the states on Sept. 7, making stops in Frankfurt and Atlanta. There’s no telling at what point the bikes were poached, but customs officials from both the U.S. and Germany are investigating the theft.

Armstrong, who retired to raise her family following her success in London, told the Associated Press that those bikes are symbols of her hard work and that she was sad someone took them away from her and her family.