Californian consumers seek compensation for Lance Armstrong autobiography

Lance Armstrong

A group of disgruntled Californians have become the latest former Lance Armstrong fanatics to take legal action against him; this time for lying to them in his autobiography.

As Bloomberg Businessweek reports, Armstrong's 2001 autobiography It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life, published by Penguin Group, is at the centre of a law suit in which the plantiffs are seeking $5 million in compensation from both Armstrong himself and the publisher. They are also seeking compensation from publishers Random House, who put out the 2003 follow up Every Second Counts.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).