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Vandals Leave Tacks At Steamboat Triathlon

Athletes competing at Sunday's Steamboat Triathlon received an abnormal amount of flats on a specific stretch of the race.

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Athletes competing at Sunday’s Steamboat Triathlon received an abnormal amount of flats on a specific stretch of the race.

The search is on for the vandals who are targeting cyclists after tacks blew out the tires of a group of triathletes over the weekend.

The crime happened Sunday morning along a stretch of road outside Steamboat Springs during the biking portion of the Steamboat Triathlon, which takes place around Lake Catamount.

Race organizers said they knew something was wrong when an unusually large number of competitors wound up with flat tires.

“All the sudden I see two flats, and I’m saying, ‘There’s something is going on,’ ” Dr. Jim McCreight said.

McCreight sponsored the triathlon and competed in it, and wound up with a flat.

“The case—what it came down to, were tacks. And in this case a number of tacks,” he said.

Read more: Denver.cbslocal.com