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Basso and Discovery Channel visited by WADA

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) made a surprise visit to the Discovery Channel team camp in Austin, Texas. On Tuesday WADA inspectors arrived to take blood and urine samples from some of the team's riders, including Ivan Basso and Levi Leipheimer.

"It is the 15th time this year that I have been requested for a surprise test," said Basso to La Gazzetta dello Sport. "There is no problem; I have nothing to be afraid of. They are able to come and test me when they want, because these are the rules. It is a life where they are always controlling me; I am always available."

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the surprise test was conducted with a new method that individualizes GH (human growth hormone).

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