Lance Armstrong fails to block $100m lawsuit

'Whistleblower' lawsuit against Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports will now go before a jury

Lance Armstrong

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Lance Armstrong and his legal team have failed to stop a $100 million (£79m) 'whistleblower' lawsuit against him. A judge ruled on Monday that the case should go before a jury.

The lawsuit against the American former professional rider was initially filed by his former US Postal team-mate Floyd Landis under the False Claims Act. Landis was later joined by the US Justice Department.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.