Rise and fall of Lance Armstrong
Lawyers for disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong say the Justice Department has joined a lawsuit against him. The lawsuit alleges the former Tour de France champion concealed his use of performance-enhancing drugs and defrauded his long-time sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service.
July 25, 2004: In this file photo, U.S. Postal Service cycling team leader and 2004 Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and teammate George Hincapie, right, ride the victory lap on Champs Elysees boulevard in Paris, France.
June 14, 2003: In this file photo, U.S. Postal Service leader Lance Armstrong puts on the overall leader's yellow jersey after the 6th stage of the 55th Criterium du Dauphine Libere cycling race between Challes Les Eaux and Briancon, French Alps.
July 22, 2001: Lance Armstrong looks out from the doping control van after the 14th stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Tarbes to Luz-Ardiden in the French Pyrenees in this file photo.
April 27, 2003: Lance Armstrong of the U.S. (L) and compatriot Tyler Hamilton ride side by side during the World Cup Liege-Bastogne-Liege cycling race in Ans in this file photo.
March 14, 2010: Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong awaits the start of the 2010 Cape Argus Cycle Tour in Cape Town in this file photo.
May 20, 2010: Team Radioshack rider Lance Armstrong sits at the starting line in Visalia during the Amgen Tour of California in this file photo.
Jan. 14, 2013: In this file photo provided by Harpo Studios Inc., Lance Armstrong listens as he is interviewed by talk show host Oprah Winfrey during taping for the show.
Sept. 22, 2010: In this file photo, Lance Armstrong, cyclist and Livestrong founder, attends the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.
July 28, 2006: In this file photo, Lance Armstrong testifies during a U.S. Senate field hearing on cancer research and funding in Iowa City, Iowa.
May 5, 2009: In this file photo, Lance Armstrong speaks during a press conference following a meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, in Rome.