This wasn't your ordinary case of bike theft.
Officers said they arrested 39-year-old Lee Crider on suspicion of stealing Armstrong's Trek Livestrong 1274 and two other bikes from members of Armstrong's Team Astana. Another man, 34-year-old Dung Le, was arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property.
Officers said Crider stole the bicycles from the back of a rental truck while Team Astana was in Sacramento in February for Stage 1 of the Tour of California. Crider then sold Armstrong's time-trial bike to Le, who turned it in to police four days after it was reported stolen.
The other two bikes have not been recovered.