Six other cyclists suspended from Armstrong investigation

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The U.S. Anti-Doping Association's investigation in the doping practices of Lance Armstrong and the US Postal team has led to penalties for other cyclists involved, Cycling News reported.
The six active former teammates -- Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde, David Zabriskie, Tom Danielson, Michael Barry and George Hincapie -- all were suspended for six months.
All ended their seasons in September, and both Hincapie and Barry announced they would retire this season.
The investigation concluded Armstrong had violated several doping-related rules, and 11 former teammates testified under oath, implicating Armstrong. Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and chose not fight the charges.
All six riders accepted suspensions that began in early September, and their results from various periods between 2003 and 2007 were disqualified.
All declined to participate in the 2012 Olympic Games and were praised by the USADA for confessing their doping and accepting their suspensions.

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