Must Read: Lance Armstrong met with CIRC panel in May
Must Read: Armstrong meets with cycling doping panel
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong talked for several hours with cycling investigators about doping in the sport’s past, said an attorney for the cyclist who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles over his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Armstrong attorney Elliot Peters told The Associated Press that Armstrong set up the meeting and sat for questions for seven hours on May 22, and described the session at a hotel outside Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C., as a “very good meeting.”
“They asked him about everything … If you made a list of all the questions people would want to ask about Lance and his activities in cycling and everything else, those were the questions that were asked and answered,” Peters said.
Must Read: Lance Armstrong’s fortune under increased threat
Nearly two years after he was stripped of his seven titles in the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong suddenly faces an increased risk of losing something far more valuable — his personal fortune.
It all could hinge on what happens in the next few months, especially after an ominous message from a federal judge who recently ruled against him in U.S. District Court.
“This judge has laid it out in rather stark terms, with facts that are not pretty at all for Armstrong,” said Tony Anikeeff, an attorney who has followed the federal government’s ongoing fraud lawsuit against the disgraced cyclist.