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Lance Armstrong sued over $12M in Tour de France prize money

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong on Thursday was sued by a company that paid him about $12 million in prize money in connection with three of the seven Tour de France titles that have since been stripped from him for his use of banned drugs.

 

SCA Promotions Inc, in a suit filed in Texas state court in Dallas, alleges Armstrong and his management company, Tailwind Sports, defrauded SCA into paying Armstrong $12.1 million in prize money for his 2002, 2003 and 2004 Tour de France wins by lying about Armstrong's use of performance-enhancing drugs during those events. (AP)