USADA Banned Six Former Armstrong US Postal Teammates

Lance Armstrong’s former US Postal teammates Leipheimer, Vande Velde, Zabriskie, Danielson, Barry and Hincapie suspended by USADA (US Anti Doping Agency) for six months, and disqualified some of their past results.

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11 former teammates of Lance Armstrong testified under oath in USADA’s investigation into doping practices carried out by Lance Armstrong and the US Postal team, which found Armstrong guilty of several doping related charges. Frankie Andreu, Michael Barry, Tom Danielson, Tyler Hamilton, George Hincapie, Floyd Landis, Levi Leipheimer, Stephen Swart, Christian Vande Velde, Jonathan Vaughters and David Zabriskie were part of a 26-strong group that gave written testimonies.

As a result of the investigation, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and chose not fight the charged leveled at him. The six active former teammates suspended for six months and disqualified some of their past results.

RIDER
CURRENT TEAM
SUSPENSION START/END DISQUALIFICATION START/END
Levi Leipheimer
Omega Pharma-QuickStep
Sep. 01, 2012
Feb. 28, 2013

From June 01, 1999 to July 30, 2006 and from July 7 to July 29, 2007.

Voided results

1999
1st Overall Tour de Beauce (1st Stage 3)
2nd Pan American Games Men’s Road Race
3rd Sea Otter Classic

2000
1st Stage 2 Circuit Franco-Belge

2001
1st Stage 5 Redlands Bicycle Classic (1st Mountains Classification)
1st Stage 1 Sea Otter Classic
2nd Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
3rd Overall Vuelta a España

2002
1st Overall Route du Sud
(1st Stage 3-ITT)
8th Overall Tour de France

2003
8th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné

2004
1st Stage 4 Setmana Catalana
9th Overall Tour de France

2005
1st Overall Deutschland Tour (1st King of the Mountains classification, 1st Stage 4)
2nd Overall Tour de Georgia
3rd Overall Dauphiné Libéré
6th Overall Tour de France

2006
1st Overall Dauphiné Libéré
2nd Overall Deutschland Tour (1st Stage 5)
6th Overall Tour of California (1st Prologue, 1st King of the Mountains)
12th Overall Tour de France (Combativity award Stage 18)

2007
3rd Overall Tour de France (1st Stage 19-ITT)

George Hincapie *
BMC Racing Team
Sep. 01, 2012
Feb. 28, 2013

From May 31, 2004 to July 31, 2006.

Voided results

2004
1st Stage 4 TTT Tour de France
8th Paris–Roubaix
10th Ronde van Vlaanderen

2005
1st Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (1st Prologue & Stage 7)
1st GP Ouest-France
2nd Paris–Roubaix
7th Ronde van Vlaanderen
14th Overall Tour de France (1st Stage 4-TTT & 15)

2006
2nd Overall Eneco Tour of Benelux (1st Stage 4-ITT)
Tour de France (Held Maillot Jaune from Stages 1-2)
3rd Ronde van Vlaanderen

Christian Vande Velde
Garmin-Sharp
Sep. 09, 2012
Mar. 08, 2013

From June 04, 2004 to April 31, 2006.

Voided results

2005
1st Mountains classification Eneco Tour of Benelux

2006
1st Overall Tour de Luxembourg
2nd Overall Tour of Elk Grove
3rd Stage 14 Tour de France
9th Overall Tour of California

2007
1st Eindhoven Team Time Trial
2nd Overall Tour de Georgia
6th Overall Tour of California

David Zabriskie
Garmin-Sharp
Sep. 01, 2012
Feb. 28, 2013

From May 31, 2003 to July 31, 2006.

Voided results

2003
1st Best young rider Quatre Jours de Dunkerque

2004
1st US Elite National Time Trial Championship
1st Stage 1 TTT Vuelta a España
1st Stage 11 Vuelta a España

2005
1st Stage 1 ITT Tour de France (Held Maillot Jaune from Stages 1–3)
1st Stage 8 ITT Giro d’Italia
1st Stage 4 TTT Tour Méditeranéen

2006
1st USPRO National Time Trial Championship
1st Stage 2 TTT Settimana Ciclistica Internazionale
1st Prologue Dauphiné Libéré
1st Stage 3 ITT Dauphiné Libéré
1st Eindhoven Team Time Trial

Tom Danielson
Garmin-Sharp
Sep. 01, 2012
Feb. 28, 2013

From March 1, 2005 to September 23, 2006.

Voided results

2005
1st Overall Tour de Georgia (1st Stage 5)
7th Overall Vuelta a España

2006
1st Overall Tour of Austria
2nd Overall Tour de Georgia (1st Stage 5)
6th Overall Vuelta a España (1st Stage 17)
10th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico

Michael Barry *
Team Sky
Sep. 10, 2012
Mar. 09, 2013

From May 13, 2003 to July 31, 2006.

Voided results

2003
4th Overall Tour of Georgia
7th World Championships Road Race

2004
1st Stage 1 TTT Vuelta a España

2005
6th Overall Österreich-Rundfahrt (1st Stage 1, 1st Points Classification)
8th, Stage 21 Vuelta a España

2006
2nd Eindhoven Team Time Trial

* George Hincapie and Michael Barry announced they would retire this season.

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