Lance Armstrong faces $95 million whistle-blower lawsuit

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong faces another blow as the US government is suing him for up to $95million (£59m). According to NBC news, the Justice Department joined a whistle-blower lawsuit that Armstrong's former US Postal team-mate Floyd Landis filed in 2010.

The Justice Department alerted the federal government today, according to the article, that it joined the claim filed by Armstrong's former right-hand man. Landis rode side by side with Armstrong from 2002 to 2004, helped him win the Tour de France three times and became his most trusted domestique.

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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.