Team Sky have been forced to borrow bikes from their rivals in order to take part in this weekend's Tour du Haut Var after having a number of their own stolen on the eve of the race.
Sky have sent a youthful team to the two-day race in the south of France, but their participation was thrown into doubt after a theft of team equipment.
"Team Sky will ride the Tour du Haut Var despite having bikes stolen. Thanks to other teams for loaning replacements!" the team said in a tweet.
With Tour de France winner Chris Froome at the Tour of Oman, and Sir Bradley Wiggins and Richie Porte at the Ruta del Sol in Spain, Sky's squad in France features the likes of Ian Boswell, Nathan Earle, and Josh Edmondson.