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by Mark Zalewski
November 19, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: ASO announces end to historic Critérium International; Report: Angliru to feature in 2017 Vuelta; Rojas back on bike after Vuelta crash; Hayman, Garfoot named Australian Cyclists of the Year; Peter Sagan to start 2017 down under; Selle Italia becomes co-title sponsor of Wilier Triestina team; UCI Continental Team Illuminate to continue in 2017; Cadel Evans too intimidated to cycle in Sydney; Law changes could affect British cyclists injured by drivers; New research bolsters claims that exercise combats depression; Stolen Rio gold medals returned to Paralympic champion Cooke; Cavendish on the Ghent Six Day race; Hardbrakers Grandtour 2014; Timelapse at the Ghent Six Day.
The gold medals that were stolen from Australian Carol Cooke have been recovered, after a man found a bag containing them along with drugs, money and a firearm. The medals have since been returned to the three-time Paralympic champion.
Photo courtesy of Carol Cooke
Cooke had left the medals in a bag in the footwell of her vehicle, covered by a coat, when she went training. She had them with her for an interview later in the day, and believed that thieves had seen her place the bag in the car.
“Just drop the backpack off, even in the Institute of Sport or a police station,” she had pleaded to the thieves.
A search warrant was executed at the house in the Melbourne suburb of Glenroy where the bag was found and an alleged stolen car and trailer, as well as drugs, were also discovered, according to Detective Senior Constable Joseph Hartig.
Two men were charged with handling stolen goods and drugs and weapons charges, while two others were released pending further inquiries.
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