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Man to receive lengthy prison term

6/23/2009

SACRAMENTO -- A Sacramento man is facing a three-year prison term for stealing Lance Armstrong's bicycle while the seven-time Tour de France winner was competing in California.

Sacramento County court documents show 40-year-old Lee Crider is scheduled to be sentenced Monday for burglary and theft. He pleaded no contest June 1 to stealing Armstrong's time trial bike and two other bikes from a trailer after the Sacramento prologue to the Tour of California in February.

Another man, 33-year-old Dung Hoang Le of Elk Grove, pleaded no contest June 1 to receiving stolen property. He has been sentenced to 90 days in jail, to be served on the sheriff's work project, and three years' probation.

A police report says he bought Armstrong's $10,000 bike, a Trek Livestrong 1274, from Crider for $200. He later turned it in to police.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.