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WADA will not appeal reduced sanctions in USADA case

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Christian Vande Velde (US Postal) during the last stage of the 1999 Tour de France

Christian Vande Velde (US Postal) during the last stage of the 1999 Tour de France
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Overnight race leader Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) was not able to defend his yellow jersey and dropped to third on final classification.

Overnight race leader Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) was not able to defend his yellow jersey and dropped to third on final classification.
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Dave Zabriskie was a member of the US Postal team from 2001 to 2004

Dave Zabriskie was a member of the US Postal team from 2001 to 2004
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Smokey the Bear pays his respects to George Hincapie in Golden, Colorado prior to the BMC American's last road race in the professional peloton.

Smokey the Bear pays his respects to George Hincapie in Golden, Colorado prior to the BMC American's last road race in the professional peloton.
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Michael Barry (Sky ProCycling) in one of the last few races of his career

Michael Barry (Sky ProCycling) in one of the last few races of his career
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Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp)

Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp)
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On the back of their announcement not to appeal USADA’s Reasoned Decision and banning of Lance Armstrong, WADA have also declared that they will not appeal the decision to sanction six of Armstrong’s former teammates.