Lance Armstrong's partner Anna Hansen falsely told police she was behind the wheel after a car crash to 'avoid national headlines'

Lance Armstrong is due in court after crashing his car into two parked vehicles after a party in Aspen, Colorado.

Originally, Armstrong’s partner Anna Hansen had told police that she was driving, but it later transpired that it was Armstrong himself at the wheel of the GMC Sports Utility Vehicle.

According to the Aspen Daily News, Armstrong and Hansen had agreed to say that it was Hansen driving to ‘avoid national headlines’.

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The incident took place in January after the couple had attended a party at Aspen Art Museum. Armstrong is due to appear in court on March 17 for failing to report the incident and exceeding the speed limit in icy conditions.

If Armstrong is found guilty of the charges he could face a fine and a custodial sentence.

Armstrong has other court appearances pending, including fighting off a $100m whistleblower lawsuit.

The 43-year-old from Austin, Texas, admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his professional cycling career and was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories.

  • Mel

    True.. agreed.

  • Mel

    True.. agreed.

  • jsamoht

    While I agree that Armstrong’s opportunity for a “second chance” set sail long ago, I wouldn’t compare what he did to the horror of the Jordanian pilot’s death or to any other murder. It makes light of those crimes and the pain their families suffered. What he did was bad enough within the context of sport.

  • jsamoht

    While I agree that Armstrong’s opportunity for a “second chance” set sail long ago, I wouldn’t compare what he did to the horror of the Jordanian pilot’s death or to any other murder. It makes light of those crimes and the pain their families suffered. What he did was bad enough within the context of sport.

  • Tony Short

    I’m waiting for all the Americans who recently came out of the woodwork to support him after the BBC interview to start defending him all over. Stand by for the stock excuses.
    “Everybody does hit and run right?”
    “If he gets banged up he won’t be able to do a fund raiser for his mums MS charity.”
    “Ok this isn’t his finest hour but look, he raised a bunch of money for cancer kids.”
    “Greg LeMond isn’t fit to carry his jock.”
    “It’s all the fault of Travis Tygart and Betsy Andreiu.”
    “Trek sold a bunch of bikes because of him.”

    Etc etc etc.

  • Adam Beevers

    So again, putting consequences / image before the truth. Lost the last inkling of respect for him.

  • Bob Smith

    90 days in Jail should sort him out!

  • Michael

    If we really have to stop listening to him why does CW (and others) take every opportunity to print him? You can’t have it both ways..

  • Chris

    Oh dear! He doesn’t change, does he?