Christian Vande Velde


Belgium's Christian Vande Velde signs an autograph for a fan, prior... News PhotoAutographing,Beginnings,Belgium,Christian Vande Velde,Competition Round,Cycling,Fan - Enthusiast,Finishing,France,Horizontal,Kilometer,Rouen,Seine-Maritime,Signing,Sport,Sports Race,Tour de FrancePhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPBelgium's Christian Vande Velde signs an autograph for a fan, prior to the beginning of the 196,5 km and fifth stage of the 2012 Tour de France cycling race starting in Rouen and finishing in Saint-Quentin, northeastern France, on July 5, 2012. Four former teammates of US Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde and David Zabriskie, will receive six month bans after they confessed to doping and testified against the seven-time Tour de France winner, as reported on July 5, 2012 by Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. They are said to have given evidence in the USADA investigation which has charged Armstrong with doping. All four riders are currently taking part in the Tour de France, but in recent weeks, USA Cycling revealed they opted not to be considered for the Olympic Games. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/GettyImages)