Judge Dismisses Lance Armstrong’s Injunction Request

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed Monday by seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.

Heading out the door? Read this article on the new Outside+ app available now on iOS devices for members! Download the app.

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed Monday by seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) but said that he can refile it within 20 days.

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks criticized Armstrong’s lawyers for the 80-page filing in tossing it out, saying it smacked of a public relations move rather than a challenge to the body that imposes doping sanctions on U.S. athletes.

But Sparks also said he was not ruling on the merits of the lawsuit and said that the U.S. cycling legend was welcome to once again present it. Armstrong hoped to prevent USADA from pressing on with doping charges against him. Armstrong has until Saturday to challenge USADA’s charges through a hearing with a three-member arbitration panel or accept sanctions.

Instead, Armstrong hoped to turn the entire system on its head, challenging USADA’s jurisdiction in his case and the legitimacy of its rules. Armstrong’s legal move, coming in his hometown, claimed USADA rules are a violation of his constitutional right to a fair trial.

Read more: Velonews.com


– Behind The Lance Ban: A Talk With WTC CEO Andrew Messick
– Triathlete.com Poll: Should Armstrong Race In A Non-Ironman Event?
– Armstrong Officially Ineligible For Ironman Events
– USA Triathlon: Lance Armstrong Eligible For Our Races
– Lance Armstrong’s Return To Triathlon: A Timeline
– Triathlon Community Reacts To Lance Armstrong News
– Triathlete.com Poll: Lance Armstrong Ineligible To Compete
– Lance Armstrong Faces Doping Charges From USADA

Jan Frodeno Reflects on His Final Ironman World Championship

Immediately after finishing 24th place at his final Ironman World Championships, the Olympic medalist (and three-time IMWC winner) explains what his race in Nice meant to him.