The Lance Armstrong Ride to Redemption

 

 

 

 

” The Lance Armstrong Ride to Redemption began in earnest on Monday, and not just because the disgraced cyclist admitted — as expected — to the doping that cost him his seven Tour de France victories during an emotional interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Armstrong is also in talks to return some of the millions of taxpayer dollars he received from the United States Postal Service, which sponsored his team from 1998 to 2004, CBS News reported. Armstrong has also indicated a willingness to testify against others involved in doping.

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The negotiations may be an attempt to avoid criminal prosecution or prevent the government from joining the whistleblower suit filed by Armstrong’s former teammate Floyd Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France victory because of doping.

Justice Department officials have urged the feds to join the whistleblower suit, CBS said, and the government’s resources would make the case far more troublesome for Armstrong than if Landis pursued it alone. Landis could collect up to 30% of any money recovered in the case. “