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.
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.
Lance Armstrong, the former champion cyclist, asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit claiming he defrauded the U.S. by using banned substances in violation of his team’s contract with the U.S. Postal Service.
The ex-manager of Lance Armstrong’s the U.S. Postal Service team cycling team joined the disgraced athlete in seeking dismissal of a lawsuit claiming they defrauded the government by allowing or using banned substances.
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.
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.
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.