de zwarten wrote:
It's not hindsight. It has been done for decades as I have seen in interviews from Belgian soigneurs and technicians in the Tour. If I was the guy responsible for the material, yes, I would sleep in the truck.
Obviously, there are insiders involved.
It's also been said for years that you should never leave your car engine running on the driveway as someone might steal it yet still people do as they don't believe it will ever happen to them. The hindsight is knowing that someone is about to steal your possessions at any moment, not that it might possibly happen some time in the future. Just out of curiosity, when was the last time you slept in a truck while looking after some bikes? I know a bike shop owner that had £150k of bikes in the back of a van, yet didn't sleep in the van and never has (although he did have a state of the art security system admittedly). I dare say that in this case the person overall responsible for those bikes is the team manager and I'll bet he didn't want to sleep in the truck either.
Why do you think there are insiders involved? So are you suggesting that one of the team members is a criminal? I can't imagine that it is too difficult for thieves to follow a team to a hotel and wait until everyone is inside before stealing the parts, without having an 'inside man'.