Thieves Make off with Crowie’s bikes

Craig Alexander suffers a major setback as his competition bikes are stolen from his Cronulla home on Sunday night. The star is appealing for their return. The bikes, reported to be worth $25,000, are an important part of Alexander's upcoming triathlon campaigns.

Craig Alexander, winner of the 2008 & 2009 Hawaii Ironman has lost his two prize bikes, reported to be worth $25,000, after thieves broke into his Cronulla home on Sunday night.

Crowie appealed for the return of his precious bikes saying in a statement:
“I’ve invested a lot of time and effort in training for an upcoming overseas event in three weeks’ time and the theft of my competition bikes is a major setback,”
“I’d appeal to anybody who knows the current location of the bikes to contact police so they can be returned and I can resume my quest for world championship success.”

In a post on his Facebook page the popular athlete said: “Last night my black ORBEA ORDU 51cm bike with Shimano Di2 Electronic gears and SRM, along with my road bike and a bunch of other cycling equipment was STOLEN from my garage. Please contact crime stoppers in Australia on 1800 333 000 if you see or hear anything. I will post photos as soon as I can.”

Alexander the recent winner of the Geelong 70.3 race and the Huskisson Long Course championship will be hoping to minimise the disruption to his upcoming international campaigns.

Craig Alexander says “I have had an unexpected RDO and now just keen to get back to work’.