Bike robbery results in broken arm for Oscar Sevilla
Mar 18 2018 09:02 pm CET

Bike robbery results in broken arm for Oscar Sevilla
Bike robbery results in broken arm for Oscar Sevilla
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Oscar Sevilla has had his arm broken in several pieces when thieves stole his bike in Colombia.

The rider was on a training ride in Bogota when five thieves threw him off the bike and stole it, along with his mobile phone. "Because of the fall, he fractured his right arm," said the rider's daughter Luna to the Colombian Cycling Federation. "Some neighbours picked him up from the ground and took him to the Fundacion Santa Fe, where he underwent the surgery.

"He was in bad condition but with the surgery and with God's will, he will be as good as new."

Colombian newspaper El Espectador reports that 15 bicycles get stolen in Bogotá daily, including some of professional level riders. The mayor of the Colombian capital, Enrique Peñalosa, used Twitter to condemn the robbery and ask for higher punishments in these cases: "We need bigger sentences from the judges for the bicycle thieves."

Sevilla was set to defend his title in the Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid in May but this will now depend on the recovery time after the surgery.
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