GERAINT THOMAS' £10,000 bike was STOLEN while he was out on a training ride in France as he was forced to get an Uber home.
The Welshman, who won the Tour de France in 2018, stopped for a coffee during a training ride in Menton but was forced to take a car back to his house in Monaco.
Captioning a picture of him in an Uber, he told Instagram: "Lovely ride. Lovely coffee stop in Menton. Except someone nicked my bike.
"Now in an Uber home. It’s a Dogma F with F12 stickers. Random miss matched wheels and in need of a wash #oneofakind."
Reacting to his bike being stolen, one person said: "It would seem it really can happen to anyone!"
And another added: "This absolutely makes my blood boil!!!"
While a third social media user felt for the Tour champion, posting: "Gutted G, hope you get it back soon."
Thomas is now in the off-season as he takes a well-earned break following a difficult 2021.
The Ineos Grenadiers rider was hoping to challenge for a second Tour title in the summer.
But after a crash early on in the race the 35-year-old was forced to abandon due to the effects of a dislocated shoulder.
Last month the Olympic gold medallist had surgery on his shoulder and returned to light training earlier this week.
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Revealing his return to the bike on social media, he said: "First day back on the bike. Been too long!
"First 10mins felt really weird and slightly unstable, next 10mins great. The rest I was hanging but great to be back."
Thomas' future at Ineos remains unclear as he currently does not have a contract for the 2022 season, although he is expected to sign a new deal.
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