Ex-champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, whose team was sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service, will have to face claims in a $120 million whistle-blower lawsuit that he defrauded the government by using performance-enhancing drugs.
The judge in a whistle-blower lawsuit accusing Lance Armstrong of defrauding the government by using banned substances in violation of his team’s contract with the U.S. Postal Service put on hold a deposition of the disgraced cyclist.
Johan Bruyneel , the manager of Lance Armstrong ’s RadioShack cycling team, will miss three stage races in March while serving a two-month suspension for insulting officials at the 2010 Tour de France.
It was day 16 of last year’s three- week-long Tour de France. The RadioShack team of elite cyclists had just completed a punishing 101-mile slog through Alpine foothills from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Gap.
A whistle-blower lawsuit accusing former champion cyclist Lance Armstrong of defrauding the government by using banned substances in violation of his team’s contract with the U.S. Postal Service probably will proceed, a judge said.
The U.S. joined a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong brought by ex-teammate Floyd Landis that accuses the former champion cyclist of defrauding the government by using banned drugs while riding for the U.S. Postal Service.