Lance Armstrong fighting to keep sensitive doping case documents private

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Lance Armstrong continues to fight in the aftermath of an investigation that stripped his seven Tour de France wins for doping. Last week, a US district court in Washington DC denied Armstrong's motion to keep sensitive documents sealed and his Fifth Amendment rights.

"[Armstrong's] Motion to Seal will be denied," read a four-page memorandum order. It referred back to a case involving former president, Richard Nixon: "The courts of this country recognise a general right to inspect and copy public records and documents, including judicial records and documents."

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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.