Lance Armstrong asks judge to throw out $100m federal lawsuit

Lance Armstrong's representatives ask Judge Christopher Cooper to make a summary judgement on his case rather than send it to a jury trial

Lance Armstrong

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Lance Armstrong could see the US federal government's $100m lawsuit against him wiped out if the summary judgement he has asked the judge for is accepted.

In what USA Today described as Armstrong's "kill shot", the disgraced cyclist's representatives applied for the key parts of the case to be decided by District Judge Christopher Cooper rather than going to a jury trial.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.