Lance Armstrong, the former champion cyclist, defrauded the U.S. by using banned substances, the government said in a complaint filed under the False Claims Act that joins a lawsuit brought by his ex-teammate Floyd Landis.
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.
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.
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.
Johan Bruyneel exited as general manager of the RadioShack Nissan Trek cycling team two days after a report detailed his alleged role in a doping conspiracy around seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.
Lance Armstrong got preferential treatment from officials at cycling’s governing body after failing a test for a performance-enhancing drug in 2001, his former teammate Tyler Hamilton said in an interview with CBS Corp.’s “60 Minutes” program.
Johan Bruyneel, the RadioShack Nissan Trek cycling team manager accused of participating in a doping conspiracy with Lance Armstrong, has decided to have his case heard by an independent panel of arbitrators.
Former U.S. Postal Service Pro- Cycling Team trainer Jose Marti had his lifetime ban from the sport suspended to allow for an arbitration hearing in the doping conspiracy case that includes seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.