SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ How's this for boosting Sacramento's world image?
Sacramento police are looking for leads in a high-profile caper: The case of Lance Armstrong's missing $10,000-plus time trial bike.
Early this morning, officials from Armstrong's Team Astana and Armstrong himself reported on their twitter.com feeds that the one-of-a-kind black and gold bike that he used Saturday and three other teammates' bikes were stolen from a team truck.
"Bad way to start the morning ... Bikes stolen from the truck last night," reads the Team Astana feed.
As the police began their investigation, the Amgen Tour of California rolled on. It started at noon in Davis, and was to end 108 miles later in Santa Rosa. The race has most of the greatest riders in the world, but Armstrong, a seven time Tour de France winner just returning from competitive cycling, is the rock star.
The bikes were stolen from an unmarked moving truck parked in the alley behind the Residence Inn at 1501 L St. between 10 p.m. Saturday and 6:45 a.m. Sunday when the theft was discovered, said officer Konrad Von Schoech, a spokesman for the Sacramento Police Department.
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