Following the information released by Usada regarding Levi Leipheimer, Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team announces that the rider has been placed on non-active status. The Team takes the decision of Usada and the consequent statement of Mr. Leipheimer very seriously. The Team wants to review and consider all the information now being made available and speak personally with the rider before a final decision is made.
The Team would like to point out that the battle against doping has always been a guiding principle of the team’s activities and work ethic.
The suspension imposed by the Usada refers to a period of time when the athlete was not part of Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team.