Alpecin-Fenix's Richardson assaulted by bike thieves in London

Alexander Richardson (Alpecin-Fenix) at the Tour of Britain
Alexander Richardson (Alpecin-Fenix) at the Tour of Britain (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Alexander Richardson, a 31-year-old Briton who races professionally with Alpecin-Fenix, said he was brutally assaulted by a gang of thieves on motorbikes in London on Thursday. The men forcefully stole his bicycle after dragging him along the ground and threatening him with a knife.

Richardson described the assault on Instagram, writing he was riding home after training when, in a "Pretty shocking experience today in Richmond park," he was followed by the thieves then assaulted.

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