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25 Jul 1999: (Left-Right) Erik Zabel of Germany (green jersey), Lance Armstrong of USA (yellow jersey and winner) and Richard Virenque of France (red spots) after stage 20 of the 1999 Tour de France between Jonzac and Futuroscope, France. \ Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
Four top U.S. cyclists - all former teammates of Lance Armstrong - removed their names from consideration for spots on the Olympic team. Levi Leipheimer, George Hincapie, Christian Vande Velde and David Zabriskie asked that they be taken out of the running for places on the road cycling team for next month's London Games. USA Cycling announced its five-man team Friday. The national governing body released a statement Saturday in which it identified the four riders but refused to speculate on the reasons for their requests. The governing body said it issued its statement because of numerous requests for comment. All four riders spent time on the U.S. Postal team with Armstrong. The seven-time Tour de France champion is facing fresh allegations of doping by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

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