Daniel Martinez loses time trial bike in Colombia
Jun 22 2020 01:59 am CET

Daniel Martinez loses time trial bike in Colombia
Daniel Martinez loses time trial bike in Colombia
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Colombian time trial champion Daniel Felipe Martínez (EF Pro Cycling) has lost his bike in his home country and the Police is looking for it.

The rider remained in his country during the coronavirus pandemic and has been already training on the road for some weeks after the Colombian government gave him and other professional riders a special permission to move on the roads. The South American country still maintains some measures to try to contain the spread of the Covid-19.

Martinez -who won the fight against the clock at the Colombian championships last January- was travelling to the house of his parents when he realised that his Cannondale time trial bike was missing. He reported it to the Police, and they are searching for it.

"I was travelling from Rionegro, Antioquia, to the city where my parents live in Vergara, Cundinamarca, obviously with the permits and the biosecurity measures required by law," said Martinez through an Instagram post. "When I arrived to my parents', I realised that my time trial bike was missing, a bike that I brought to do my training here.

"The last time that I saw it was in the city of Guaduas and it was raining pretty hard, so I couldn't really see very well if it was still there. So I don't know if it fell, if someone stole it or what could have happened but I would like to thank the Police, who are trying to find it."

The Colombian rider in 2020 so far has only started at the Colombian championships -where he took the TT title and finished in the third position of the road race behind his teammate Sergio Higuita and Ineos' Egan Bernal- and at the Tour Colombia -a race in which he stepped on the second place of the final podium also behind Higuita. He is part of the group of Colombian riders that are waiting for the approval of a special flight that will take them to Europe for the restart of the season.



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