Lance Armstrong: I can't afford to lose $100 million in legal case

Lance Armstrong says his case in the forthcoming whistleblower lawsuit brought by former US Postal team-mate Floyd Landis is strong, but he doesn't have $100 million to give away

Lance Armstrong

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Lance Armstrong faces a $100m (£65m) court case this year and the possibility of losing his remaining fortune. A large chunk of that - up to $33m (£21m) - could go to former team-mate Floyd Landis for exposing that he doped and cheated the US government.

The disgraced American, stripped of seven Tour de France titles for doping, is being sued by Landis on the behalf of the government under the False Claims Act. The unique whistleblower lawsuit allows for penalties up to three-times the amount defrauded, or nearly $100m in Armstrong's case.

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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.