Armstrong's team-mate Popovych summonsed in doping investigation

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Federal prosecutors have called Yaroslav Popovych to appear before a grand jury in their doping investigation linked to seven-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong. According to sources of the Los Angeles Times newspaper, Popovych will testify on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Popovych raced with American Lance Armstrong in 2005 with team Discovery Channel and since 2009 with teams Astana and RadioShack. He is Ukrainian and lives in Italy, but was served with a subpoena when he appeared in Austin, Texas, for Armstrong's Livestrong Challenge Austin ride. The Los Angeles Times reported that he remained in the USA and retained a lawyer.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.