Armstrong investigation intensifies; team-mates support doping claims

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American Lance Armstrong will have less time to plan races in Colorado if US federal prosecutors continue down their current path. Since the Tour de France ended, they have intensified their criminal investigation into Floyd Landis' allegations that Armstrong doped during his seven Tour de France victories.

Prosecutors have questioned Armstrong's team-mates and other team members from his US Postal years. Some of the cyclists have supported Landis' claims, according to one cyclist and two other insiders interviewed by the The New York Times.

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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.