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Memphis-born gold medal cyclist's bikes missing in transit

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BOISE, ID -

(WMC-TV) – Memphis-born two time gold medalist Kristin Armstrong received two empty boxes in the mail Tuesday. What were supposed to be in the boxes were the bikes she rode to gold during the London Olympics.

Armstrong left her bikes behind in Europe so they could be on display in Friedrichshafen, Germany until September 1.

According to team's website, the bikes were then packaged and shipped home. They were supposed to leave from Bremen, Germany and then go to Frankfurt. From there, they would go to Atlanta. The boxes arrived in Boise, Idaho on September 11. When the bikes went missing along the way is what investigators are now trying to figure out.

"The bikes mean so much to me. My TT (time trial) bike is a symbol of all the hard work that has been put in to this journey," Armstrong said. "It is sad to think that somebody out there has taken this away from me and my family."

Armstrong road the Felt DA Time Trial bike to the gold on August 1. That bike is missing, along with her Felt F1 road bike.

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