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Finding peace amid the storm

Christian Vande Velde looks forward as Armstrong doping scandal hits crescendo

Updated: October 11, 2012, 8:27 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

LEMONT, Ill. -- Christian Vande Velde has done things on his own terms for the past five years, and he has a lot to show for it. He and his wife, Leah, who grew up together in this suburb southwest of Chicago, have two winsome, beautiful daughters and a home set on a swath of quiet, wooded acreage. In August, Vande Velde narrowly won the U.S. Pro Challenge in Colorado, perhaps the most satisfying result of a long career spent largely in the service of other riders.

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