Vaughters denies that Garmin team riders will be suspended by USADA

Jonathan Vaughters

Garmin-Sharp team boss Jonathan Vaughters delivered a statement to the assembled media at the Tour de France on Thursday morning dismissing claims that any of the team's riders had been served a suspension for their part in the USADA doping investigation centring on Lance Armstrong and his former teams.

Dutch news outlet De Telegraaf published a report first-thing on Thursday morning stating that Garmin-Sharp riders David Zabriskie and Christian Vande Velde - and possibly former pro Vaughters himself - would be suspended by the United Stated Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for six months after admitting to doping during their time on the same team(s) as seven-time Tour de France winner Armstrong.

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