Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

May 18, 2017

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Fraile scoops stage 11 of Giro d’Italia after day of attacking; Huffman leads Rally 1-2 on stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California; Marta Bastianelli sprints to victory on short stage 1 of Emakumeen Bira; Boasson Hagen nabs victory on stage one of Tour of Norway; Dumoulin: ‘I wasn’t too stressed’; Costa rues near-miss, pledges to try again; Double Giro points jersey winner Nizzolo forced out of Giro; Cavendish uncertain about his return to racing: “It could be 10 days, it could be one year”; Former MotoGP world champion struck by a car in Italy; Protecting pink: Haga playing a vital role in Dumoulin’s Maglia Rosa defence; Arrest made over $100,000 SwiftCarbon Australia smash and grab; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 11 Pre-Race; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 11 Post-Race; Video: Nathan Haas – Interview at the start of Stage 11 of the Giro d’Italia

Arrest made over $100,000 SwiftCarbon Australia smash and grab

by CyclingTips

A Port Melbourne man on bail for previous theft offences has been arrested over a ram-raid at St Kilda’s SwiftCarbon Australia store. According to Port Phillip crime investigation unit detective Senior Constable Scott Ishac, the 39-year-old will be charged on Thursday. Seven bikes were stolen in the incident.

SwiftCarbon Australia owner Jonathan Cantwell, a former professional, told the Port Phillip Leader that he felt like he had been “kicked in the guts. This has had a major trickle affect — some of the bikes stolen were customers’. They were in here to be serviced. I don’t have high expectations of getting (the bikes) back but I just hope these guys are caught and put behind bars.”

He earlier released video footage of the theft. This footage was crucial in identifying the suspect. Two men were involved in the theft, reversing a white ute through the shop window and stealing about $100,000 of high-end bicycles between 4.44 am and 4.45 am on Tuesday morning.

Thus far the bikes have not been recovered. Cantwell is hoping that that distinctive look of the bikes will help in their return. “It’s a premium brand, it’s like someone stealing a Lamborghini; they’re pretty recognisable,” he said. “Now word has spread among the cycling community it will be hard for them to be sold on.”

He added that while he was insured against theft, he will likely have to pay the $10,000 to have the glass window replaced.

Click through to read more at the Port Phillip Leader.